With almost half the world's population set to cast a vote in this year, 2014 is shaping up as one of democracy's biggest (and most challenging) years.
Nick Reece

More than a million Victorians will be excluded from voting in the November 29 state election. Heath Pickering says it's time to include children in the voting pool.

From the streets of Delhi to the backwaters of Kerala, phase three of the election will take in more than 100 million people writes Nirupama Subramanian.

The media is backing the Denis Napthine-led Coalition to govern Victoria for another four years, despite opinion polls showing voters are likely to toss out his government at tomorrow’s election.

For many young voters, the pemilu on April 9 was a 'fun activity' full of selfies and cheap coffee, writes Lily Yulianti Farid, who reports on the mood from polling stations across the country.

The majority of Victorians support same-sex adoption, more TAFE funding, and the right to wear the burqa. They also want the East West Link built, Vote Compass results show.

Nirupama Subramanian take us back to the North-east (mainly) for the fourth phase of elections in India. 

It's Election Day, and what better way to pass the time as you wait for the winner to be declared than with our Election Night Bingo. Let the vote count begin!

In the second of her election phases series, Nirupama Subramanian reports on the North-East, with 2.7 million voters heading to the polls over four states and six constituencies.

There was no escaping the opinion polls this election, with the Victorian electorate's decision to get rid of the inert Baillieu-Napthine Government flagged as early as June, writes Denis Muller.

Tomorrow is the crucial fifth phase of voting, the biggest day of the nine-phase, five-week elections schedule. Souresh Roy profiles the seats and tussles to watch. Photo: Rajasthani farmer/Flickr: Shreyans Bhansali

Victoria's 58th parliament will open on December 23 following the election success of the Labor Party. All seats in both the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council have now been declared - take a look at who's who in the new parliament.

The biggest surprise of the Indonesian poll was not, Ucu Martanto argues, the muted 'Jokowi' factor, but the large increase in voter turnout.

On the looming fifth day of India's epic vote the destinies of two celebrity candidates will be decided. Ashok Malik contemplates what their real-life stories reveal of the political landscape.  

Why electronic voting isn't as risk-free as it may seem.
Dr Vanessa Teague

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