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Get involved as a Country Correspondent

Help us cover your country or region’s polls, elections, and political debates. No previous experience or in-depth skills in political science is needed!

Time required (outside of electoral periods): 0 to 2 hours/week
Time required (election week): 3 to 10 hours/week
Open positions:

  • Kenya
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Blah Blah

As a country correspondent, your primary duties are:

  1. Covering elections held at local, regional, and national levels
  2. Finding and publishing surveys on elections, referendums, and socio-political identities
  3. Reporting significant institutional or political developments, such as new governments, constitutional reforms, or new parties
  4. Occasionally providing little help in collective projects; for example, by reviewing a podcast script about their country’s political developments or by summarising the stances of their country’s political parties on a given theme
  5. Occasionally providing data or information to foreign journalists and scholars

None of these activities requires permanent activity or in-depth skills in political science: closely following your country’s political news is enough!

Although it is never much work, covering a country requires a varying amount of time. Volunteers can spend several weeks without having much (or anything!) to do, then provide almost daily activity to oversee an election campaign. Yet, most newly-recruited country correspondents are surprised by the short time they dedicate to Elects. If you feel like doing more at some point, you may be involved in one of our other activities – from writing articles to creating maps or gathering historical data on polls and elections. But keep in mind that this is optional and non-binding! And if you ever lack time or motivation to conduct one of your duties, a team of more than 100 contributors will be here to help you.

If you feel like helping us with one of the aforementioned positions, contact us at [email protected]! Please formalise your application by sending a CV – we do not select candidates based on their academic or professional experience, but it truly helps us better identify how you could help us.

Universal access to information is an invaluable asset. But it takes time and altruism. Help us make it possible. Get involved.