New development: Running elections during a pandemic
Work data:ISSN: 0954-0962
Type of work: Article (academic)
Categories:e-Democracy | Government
The Covid-19 pandemic posed a profound challenge for the delivery of elections worldwide. Elections are indispensable for democracy, but the high volume of human interactions within the electoral process risked spreading the virus. Electoral officials therefore found themselves planning or managing an election during an emergency situation, often for the first time. This article argues that there are several major organizational ‘elephant traps’ that polities will need to side-step during pandemics in order to safely protect the healthy running of elections.
James, T.S. (2020). “New development: Running elections during a pandemic”. In Public Money & Management, Published online: 26 Jun 2020. Abingdon: Taylor & Francis.