Africa Elections Watch is a coalition of organisations and individuals in and working on the continent’s electoral issues including monitoring, observation and advocacy. It seeks to offer transnational solidarity to African peoples in their efforts to protect the sanctity of the vote in the varied jurisdictions.

The coalition was formed in the wake of increased militarisation and securitisation of electoral processes in Africa coupled with the complacency of regional and continental mechanisms for enforcing human rights protection and defence of democracy as the basis of organising political governance.