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Thank you for your insightful comment, Angi.

Although each country faces its own obstacles with elections, I will be looking at a few countries within Africa because this is the geographic zone that I chose to focus on. That said, to more concretely understand what goes on in the elections, some ethnographic research and meeting with locals will be necessary. I will likely focus on the upcoming elections in Libya and Cameroon, Libya because of its struggle to make a democratic transition after the fall of its dictator and Cameroon because their leader Paul Biya is one of the longest-serving African leaders that now faces opposition.

The NEC I was referring to in my submission is the National Electoral Commision of Sierra Leone (https://twitter.com/NECsalone), which was responsible for the election results just recently. I hope to partner with them or similar organizations in the countries I mentioned to better understand their procedures for voting. Of course, the countries I would chose depend on my timeline and how that coincides with upcoming elections.