On the eve of Libya's first elections scheduled for June 22,Tripoli is humming with anticipation. Billboards encouraging Libyans to vote line the major roads. 78 percent of the 3.5 million eligible voters have registered. Interim government officials are planning for security arrangements, printing ballots, and standing up polling stations. However, far away from the capital city, Libya's borders are a distant, silent threat to the success of the revolution. Libya shares a 2,700 mile-long border with Egypt to the east, Tunisia and Algeria to the west, and Sudan, Chad, and Niger to the south. During Libya's 2011 revolution, revolutionary fighters seized border crossings and large swaths of territory. Some swore allegiance to the new government. Other resisted and morphed into criminal enterprises. Trafficking of weapons, drugs, alcohol, and people soared. This spill-over of people and contraband threatens Libya's tenuous stability, as well as the democratic transitions in Egypt and Tunisia. These lawless areas pose a threat to European and U.S. security as well. Al-qaida affiliates reportedly transit the country from havens in ungoverned areas in neighboring countries.