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.

San Francisco and Montreal meetings

The one-day EIP workshop on 'What Works? Strengthening Electoral Integrity' met from on Wednesday 2nd Sept 2015 in the Grand Hyatt Union Square, San Francisco, the day before APSA. More than two dozen papers are available online. View photos of the event or more details...

Another four EIP panels and sixteen papers were organized at the ECPR general conference in Montreal on 26-29 August 2015 More details...

The Year in Elections, mid-2015 update

This new report and data-set updates and expands evaluations of the quality of elections held around the world. This release covers 153 national parliamentary and presidential contests held worldwide in 125 countries for three years, from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2015.  The data  can be downloaded in several formats, along with a copy of the summary executive report