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  • Following an invitation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary and based on the recommendation of a Needs Assessment Mission conducted from 20 to 23 January, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR) on 5 March deployed a Limited Election Observation Mission (LEOM) for the 6 April parliamentary elections. The LEOM was headed by Ambassador Audrey Glover...

  • Today, ICT is a widespread, common phenomenon, so technology-based electoral procedures seem almost inevitable. However, some critics fear that the recent spreading of technology in elections endangers democracy, claiming that one cannot trust a fully electronic voting system (see, e.g., Jefferson et al. 2004b; Rubin 2006; Wijvertrouwenstemcomputersniet 2007). These authors
    insist that...

  • In the wake of deadly 2007-2008 elections in Kenya, the topic of electoral violence is attracting increasing international attention. One study theorizes that norms of electoral integrity play a critical role in determining outbreaks of violence during the election cycle. Using statistical analysis of data based on international election observer reports, this paper acquires a greater...

  • In the City of Chicago alone, there are more than 400,000 voting-age citizens not registered to
    vote. The Pew Center estimates there are 51 million voting-age citizens who are not registered
    nationwide. How do we grow voter registration, turnouts and engagement - for 2012 and
    beyond?


    This report details the results of an ambitious outreach program organized by the...

  • The Brazilian Electoral Panel Study (BEPS) was designed primarily to capture campaign dynamics
    at the national level during the 2010 Brazilian presidential election. The study mirrors prior
    projects conducted at the subnational level in Brazil, such as the Two-City Panel Study of 2002-
    2006, as well as national-level projects such as the Mexican Election Panel Studies of 2000...

  • Strong Turnout by Voters with Disabilities - Casting ballots by mail preferred over Election Day polling place visits

    San Rafael, CA – Voters with disabilities turn out at a high rate for elections but prefer to vote by mail rather than at the polls on accessible voting equipment according to a survey of 1,300 voting-age residents of Marin County. The survey was...

  • Elections Canada offers a range of services to facilitate voting by electors with disabilities. However, the available services do not always permit electors with certain disabilities to vote without assistance and in secrecy, as other electors.
    In accordance with section 18.1 of the Canada Elections Act, with the approval of parliamentarians, the agency conducted a pilot project of an...