Arnold August, is the first non-Cuban who has directly attended virtually all the steps of the contemporary Cuban electoral process in order to write a book on the subject. He has based the content of this volume on many months of painstaking research, personal observation and interviews in Cuba.
Arnold August was born in Montreal, Canada in 1944. He obtained his Masters in Political Science in 1970 from McGill University, Montreal. He has worked for a research institute, specializing in constitutional and electoral issues and has written articles for the Canadian press on these subjects. The author is presently involved in a specialized Canada-based travel agency whose objective is to send foreigners to visit Cuba in order to directly find about the Cuban reality through their own experience.