An independent academic project founded in 2012, the Electoral Integrity Project addresses three questions:

  • How and when do elections fail- throughout the electoral cycle?
  • What are the consequences of failed elections, such as for security, accessibility and trust?
  • And what can be done to mitigate these problems, based on academic evidence?

The Electoral Integrity Project produces innovative and policy-relevant research comparing elections worldwide. It is currently directed by Professor Toby S. James and Dr. Holly Ann Garnett, and is housed at the University of East Anglia and the Royal Military College of Canada/Queen’s University.

The project publishes a global report and dataset on election quality each year. It holds international conferences and online workshops which are attended from practitioners, policy makers and academics around the world. It has also collaborated with organisations such as International IDEA, IFES, Carter Center, the Canadian government, Electoral Commission of South Africa, Venice Commission and the Westminster Foundation for Democracy.

Affiliated researchers