Introduction

Support for electoral processes has been at the heart of International IDEA’s work since its foundation in 1995. International IDEA’s Statutes provide a mandate for the Institute’s efforts to improve and consolidate democratic electoral processes worldwide. By generating global comparative knowledge, non-prescriptive analysis and policy recommendations aimed at the design, establishment and consolidation of sustainable and credible locally-owned electoral processes, the Institute responds to the needs of target audiences. Those include electoral management bodies (EMBs) and electoral practitioners, legislative and judicial bodies, academics, civil society, election observers, as well as development agencies and democracy assistance organizations.

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Elections a Human Right!

Elections happen frequently all over the world - Map of elections 2014

During the past 12 months International IDEA has been showcasing the electoral processes exhibition during particular events and conferences in the Americas, Europe and Africa.

Please have a look at the soft version of the exhibition yourself in either English or Spanish.

Best Electoral System Test

Best Electoral System Test

The Best Electoral System Test allows users to interactively explore different electoral systems and find out which system best matches their priorities.

2016 Graduate Student Essay on Electoral Integrity

Submissions are invited for the 2016 Electoral Integrity graduate student essay competition.

This competition welcomes papers that seek to examine and explain the consequences of contentious elections and election-related conflict for regime stability and change.

Submission deadline: Monday 29 February 2016

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Electoral Justice Database Expanded and Updated

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The International IDEA Electoral Justice database now offers more targeted global comparative data focused on electoral dispute resolution mechanisms in more than 170 countries.

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The Online Electoral Cycle

The Online Electoral Cycle

Allows users to create a tailored cycle based on who they are and how they want to strengthen the electoral process.

Electoral Risk Management Tool

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The Electoral Risk Management Tool (ERMTool) is designed to empower those who have either the mandate or interest to ensure that elections are peaceful and credible.

Voter Turnout Analyzer

Voter Turnout Analyzer

Visualize and share your data

The Voter Turnout Analyzer is a tool that lets users produce graphics in different formats to illustrate statistics on voter participation.

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