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Election Reform

January 25, 2005


Voting Systems

January 18, 2005

Under contract from Management Systems International (MSI) and funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, the League of Women Voters provided technical assistance to four local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Malawi in preparation for the May 20, 2004 presidential and parliamentary elections.

Woman Power in Politics: Building Grassroots Democracy in Africa was carried out between September 1999 and December 2002 and was funded by a creative partnership between the Bureau of Educational and Citizen Exchanges of the U.S. Department of State and the Education for Development and Democracy Initiative (EDDI) of the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Adapted from a pamphlet published by the League of Women Voters Education Fund in 1980

Every four years, the Electoral College, a little known feature of our Constitution, enjoys a fleeting movement of fame. About six weeks after the long grind of the presidential election is over, the 538 members of the college meet in their respective states to perform their sole constitutional function: to elect the President and Vice-President of the United States.

The League's work in Africa began in 1998 with the launching of a multinational citizen exchange project with counterparts in Sub-Saharan Africa to share strategies for civic education and citizen participation in political life.  Women NGO leaders from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe had the opportunity to experience first-hand the League's nonpartisan, grassroots approach to citizen involvement in democratic politics in the United States.