In this fourth issue of the Election Update, various dimensions of conflict and elections were explored and how election related conflicts can best be managed. Several authors contributed to this paper. Dr Cheryl Hendricks discussed Political Violence and intimidation, Ilona Tip's article discussed : Managing Conflict as well as Preparing for the 2004 ELECTIONS. Khabele Matlosa and Dirk Kotze's articles were about the elections and conflict. Sydney Letsholo discussed the registration of prisoners in Gauteng.