Raleigh, North Carolina – A redistricting ruling in North Carolina created a possible electoral windfall for congressional Republicans in retaining their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives next year, declaring that judges should not review seat boundaries for partisan advantage. While Democrats only need to flip five Republican seats en masse to regain control, experts say the state Supreme Court ruling means the state’s four Democratic incumbents — three of them first-term — —…"North Carolina gerrymander ruling gives electoral gift to GOP in Congress"
As the countdown begins to the end of President Muhammadu Buhari’s eight-year term, KUNLE ODEREMI and TAIWO AMODU take a look at the The question of electoral reform. President Muhammadu Buhari was widely expected in 2015 to implement far-reaching reforms to the country’s electoral system, given his bumpy road to realizing his lifelong dream of becoming a civilian president. Buhari, who ruled the country as military head of state from 1983 to 1985, blamed gross…"Electoral reforms, election integrity under Buhari in eight years –"
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it would prosecute 215 case files out of 774 people arrested by police for various election crimes during the 2023 general election. In a message to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in Abuja to organize the Human Rights Monthly Review Forum and the 2023 Elections, INEC Chairman Professor Yakubu Mahmoud said it was a recognition of INEC’s statutory power to prosecute election crimes, which the Inspector-General of…"Police hand over 215 electoral offenders’ files to INEC –"
The maps for the next provincial election are nearing final approval and there will be no shortage of changes. Attorney-General Niki Sharma on Monday tabled amendments to the Constituencies Act that would create 93 constituencies – six more than the current number – and redraw 72 constituencies. Another 41 riding horses will have their names changed. The proposed changes, which received first reading on Monday and will take effect before the next election, reflect the…"Bill re-drawing B.C.’s electoral map receives first reading"