This monthly policy brief consists of several articles written by 4 different authors. Kaapama discussed the Local Government elections of Namibia and the implications for the general election. De Brito reviewed the updating of the voters roll ahead of the general elections in Mozambique. Hajat discussed the 2004 Malawi election. He examined the electoral process and the management thereof by the MEC. Dr Good looked at the Botswana elections in 2004 and discussed the political parties' manifestos and policies.