The Federal Part of the Institution

  • Martha E. Kropf
Part of the Elections, Voting, Technology book series (EVT)


When a typical US citizen considers “election monitors,” he or she might consider a team of US observers traveling to other countries, such as Kenya when it held its 2013 national election. In Kenya, according to the Carter Center, “[t]he country has a longstanding history of ethnic-fueled electoral violence, which culminated in postelection violence in 2007–2008 that left more than 1,000 people dead and over 600,000 internally displaced.”1 International election monitoring is provided by organizations worldwide in order “to support efforts to strengthen democratic processes and institutions and to support the conduct of elections that meet international standards, are peaceful, and have credible results.”2


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  • Martha E. Kropf
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  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of North Carolina at CharlotteCharlotteUSA

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