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This paper will discuss the aspects of constitutional tinkering and its impact on democratic institutions by looking into the constitutional tinkering in the Nigerian constitution and its impact on democratic institutions focusing mainly on the electoral system. As a caveat, this paper focuses on the electoral process within an electoral system and not the methods by which election systems are determined. Thus, the paper focuses on the administration of elections and not the system by which votes are to be cast such as plurality method, approval voting or simple majority vote.