Dr Felicity Marcus and Dr. Yvette Nel (Tara Hospital and University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa) make the case for voting rights of mental health care users, explaining how they are often denied in South Africa and many other countries. Interview by Toby James (UEA).
Dr Victoria Shineman makes the case for extending the franchise to prisoners and former prisoners, in the United States and beyond. Interview with Toby James (UEA).
The Electoral Integrity Project is an independent academic research project which seeks to use academic knowledge to prescribe ways to improve the electoral process and support democracy. 'How to improve elections' is a new podcast series which features ideas from the project - and academics around the globe.
Whether your a concerned citizen, student, policy maker or legislator - this should give you ideas for making elections fairer and able to hold politicians to account.
This short trailer is to wet your appetite for the series ahead, coming soon!