This paper has several articles which was written by 5 different authors. Moloi and Matloga examined the extent to which the secrecy of the ballot was respected during the 2005 Zimbabwe parliamentary elections. Chiroro examined the concerns raised which affected the reliability of the counting process. Grant Masterson discussed the practical consideration of the location and number of polling stations during an election. Sydney Letsholo explains the critical contribution that election materials make in the running of elections.