Empowering Civic Society to Deter Electoral Fraud in Kenya

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This project seeks to create a cost effective, technology-based, and scientifically rigorous package to detect and reduce election fraud, which we propose to implement during the 2013 Kenyan general election. The Kellogg Institute offers support to test whether a civil society group – in this case the Kenyan Catholic Peace and Justice Commission -- can duplicate the methods and effect of the professional researchers that we have used in the past to detect and reduce electoral fraud. This step is critical in any effort to to create modalities that citizens can use to demand political accountability in their own countries.