The author gives us some trends of the history of elections and "campaigning" in Greece from 1848 to 1996 based on a diachronic approach. He also gives an in dept presentation of the available Greek literature and historiography on the subject. He presents us the different steps and the evolution of the political and legal background of elections and electoral procedures in Greece during the period and deals with the evolution of suffrage (voting rights) and of the different electoral procedures in relation with the cultural and political background for each new electoral law. The author ends is research with a reflection on political participation and on the evolution of the participation to the polls through new legal and political rules after W.W.II. and ater the Civil War in a changing Greek democracy.