Countries around the world face common challenges of holding contests meeting international standards of electoral integrity. The Electoral Integrity Project focuses upon three main 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?
The next one-day EIP workshop focuses on 'What Works? Strengthening Electoral Integrity.' The event will be held in the Grand Hyatt San Francisco Union Square (345 Stockton Street) from 8:30am to 7:00pm on Wednesday 2nd Sept 2015, prior to APSA's annual meeting 3-6 Sept 2015.
The workshop is co-sponsored by the EIP project, International IDEA, and APSA's section on Elections, Public Opinion and Voting Behavior.
This program features panels and papers addressing a wide range of issues, using a variety of methodological techniques and evidence, to determine ‘what works’ when seeking to strengthen electoral integrity.
Panels focus on monitoring international standards, strengthening electoral administration, improving transparency, legal reforms, the role of the international community, and campaign money and media. The lunchtime breakout work-groups, involving partners from major international organizations, will compare experience of a wide range of effective interventions.
There are no fees to pay but to confirm numbers, participants need to register in advance to attend. More details and register online:
Workshop organizer: Pippa Norris and Alessandro Nai
The third year of the data-set (PEI_3) and the annual report, The Year in Elections 2014, have been released.
PEI_3 evaluates the integrity of all 127 national parliamentary and presidential contests held between 1 July 2012 to 31 December 2014 in 107 countries worldwide. It is based on evidence from 1,429 experts. Highlights include:
Authors: Pippa Norris, Ferran Martinez i Coma and Max Grömping.