This paper seeks to reconceptualize electoral integrity in terms of political equality, and to assess a range of electoral institutions in relation to equality in the electoral sphere. On this basis, it makes suggestions for broad arenas of reform that might be designed to make electoral practices more egalitarian in seven areas: campaign finance, boundary delimitation, ballot access, electoral participation, polling operations electoral justice and electoral reform. Comparative evidence suggests that there is considerable scope for improvement even in long-established democracies, and that Latin America is a promising venue for innovation in the design of egalitarian electoral institutions.
|Early online date
|30 Jun 2023
|E-pub ahead of print - 30 Jun 2023