Holly Ann Garnett

McGill University

Department of Political Science
Program: PhD
Supervisor: Elisabeth Gidengil
Email: holly.garnett@mail.mcgill.ca
Start: 2011
End: 2016

Title: Strengthening Electoral Integrity Through Election Management

My dissertation considers how the designs and practices of election management bodies (the agencies and government departments that are tasked with the technical administration of elections) are related to electoral integrity. While certain essential elements remain common to nearly all EMBs, the design and conduct of EMBs around the world can vary greatly. I consider how the variations in EMB designs and practices, from online information, communication with citizens, transparency, centralization and voting provisions, can influence electoral integrity.

Previous Awards
Holly holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History and Political Science from Nipissing University and a Master of Arts in Political Science from Queen’s University. She also studied as a Killam Fellow at Cornell University in 2009. Holly has received a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC) at both the Master's and Doctoral Levels.

Lessons Learned: Referendum Resource Officers in the 2007 Ontario Referendum on Electoral Reform
Journal: Canadian Political Science Review
Volume: 8
issue: 1
Year: 2014
First Page: 63
Last Page: 84