A Comparative Approach to Study the Electoral Systems of Selected Countries

Mostafa Farmani, Afshin Jafari

Abstract


Election is considered as one of the indicators of political development and interpreter of the people’s role in the government. According to the significance of voting system in the participation of people and the way they trusting the government, in this research the principle meanings and structures of voting systems has been compared among American, British and Iranian electoral system. Some main criteria for comparing includes: Qualification of Overseas, Voters, Who/what may be voted, Voting Method, Voting Period, Deadline for Receipt of Ballots, Voting Statistics.


Keywords


Electoral Systems, Voting, Criteria for Comparing the Electoral Systems.

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