A vote of confidence: election management and public perceptions of electoral processes in South Africa

Struwig, J., Roberts, B. and Vivier, E. ORCID: 0000-0003-3401-0365, 2011. A vote of confidence: election management and public perceptions of electoral processes in South Africa. Journal of Public Administration, 46 (3.1), pp. 1122-1138. ISSN 0036-0767

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Abstract

The aim of this article is to examine the performance of the Electoral Commission (IEC) of South Africa. The analysis not only confines itself to the 2011 local government elections, but also examines how the IEC, through the use of a Voter Participation Survey (VPS) and an Election Satisfaction Survey (ESS), has been evaluated by the voters over the past local government elections. Results from these surveys show overwhelming endorsement of the Electoral Commission alongside noteworthy generally positive attitudes regarding voting intention. However, despite the positive findings, signs of a growing sense of political disillusionment are evident among South Africans. The article examines some of the reasons for the disillusionment, places it in an international context where political values are changing, and also suggests ways for the IEC to address it going forward.

Item Type: Journal article
Description: Special issue
Publication Title: Journal of Public Administration
Creators: Struwig, J., Roberts, B. and Vivier, E.
Publisher: South African Association of Public Administration and Management (SAAPAM)
Date: March 2011
Volume: 46
Number: 3.1
ISSN: 0036-0767
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Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 27 Nov 2019 09:01
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2019 09:01
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/38551

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