The governance of elections is a crucial part of the democratic process. Electoral bodies, such as INEC, play a critical role in reassuring citizens of the integrity of the electoral process. For this reason, electoral bodies must be seen as independent arbiters that ensure that the will of the people is freely and peaceably expressed and that the results announced are credible and recognisable. This role is performed at the three key stages of an election process: pre-Election Day, Election Day and post-Election.
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