How to improve elections
Episode 4: Votes for mental health care users

Episode 4: Votes for mental health care users

February 28, 2022

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).

Episode 3: Votes for prisoners and former prisoner

Episode 3: Votes for prisoners and former prisoner

January 28, 2022

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).

Episode 2: Votes at 16

Episode 2: Votes at 16

January 18, 2022

Dr. Jan Eichhorn (University of Edinburgh, UK) makes the case for lowering the voting age to 16.  Interview by Toby James (UEA, UK).

Episode 1: Online voter registration

Episode 1: Online voter registration

January 10, 2022

Dr. Holly Ann Garnett (Royal Military College & Queens University, Canada) makes the case for online voter registration as a way to improve elections.  Interview by Prof. Toby James (UEA).

The trailer for ‘How to improve elections‘ from the Electoral Integrity Project

The trailer for ‘How to improve elections‘ from the Electoral Integrity Project

December 3, 2021

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!

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