An independent academic study, the Electoral Integrity Project addresses three questions:
*When do elections meet international standards of electoral integrity?
*What happens when elections fail to do so?
*And what can be done to mitigate these problems?
Under the direction of Pippa Norris, the research team is based at the University of Sydney and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
On 30 Sept the EIP project was awarded the 2016 Brown Democracy Medal by the McCourtney Institute, Pennsylvania State University.
The latest release Year in Elections, mid-2016 report was released in mid-September. This draws on the Perceptions of Electoral Integrity survey (PEI-4.5). It covers 213 national elections in 153 countries from mid-2012 to mid-June 2016, based on the views of 2,417 experts. The dataset can be downloaded via Dataverse. [Click below to enlarge the image].
Draft chapters for the final volume for the trilogy by Pippa Norris, "Strengthening Electoral Integrity: The Pragmatic Case for Assistance", are now available for comment. The book will be available from Cambridge University Press in mid-2017.
The study was designed to gather the views of a representative sample of ordinary Australians just before and after the 2nd July 2016 Australian federal elections. The survey monitored Australian voters’ experience at the polls, perceptions of the integrity and convenience of the registration and voting process, patterns of civic engagement, public confidence in electoral administration, and attitudes towards reforms, such as civic education campaigns and convenience voting facilities