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Oliver Joseph

Oliver Joseph

Adviser, Elections

Oliver Joseph is an Adviser in the Electoral Processes Programme.

Oliver has a professional background working on electoral assistance and democratic governance support globally at both a policy and practitioner level. At International IDEA, he oversees research and technical assistance on a broad portfolio of election-related topics, specialising in electoral management, electoral systems, and absentee voting. He has authored and contributed to several knowledge resources on electoral processes and electoral integrity. Oliver also has significant experience conducting electoral assessments. He has served as a seconded election expert on technical assistance missions and as an election analyst and observer on several international election observation missions across Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Latin America.

Prior to working at International IDEA, Oliver managed the voter registration, ballot paper and postal ballot paper design and production process for local electoral management bodies (EMBs) in the United Kingdom. He also has a range of experience coordinating good governance programmes in East Africa and Eastern Europe at two international development finance institutions.



Independence in Electoral Management’, Electoral Processes Primer No. 1 (Stockholm: International IDEA, 2021)

Electoral Justice System Assessment Guide’, (Stockholm: International IDEA, 2019)

Timing and Sequencing of Transitional Elections’, International IDEA Policy Paper No. 18 (Stockholm: International IDEA, 2019)

Post-conflict elections in Northern Ireland, 1994–2003’, in Case studies: Appendix to International IDEA’s Policy Paper No. 18 - Timing and Sequencing of Transitional Elections (Stockholm: International IDEA, 2019)

'Vote Buying', Electoral Processes Primer No.2 (Stockholm: International IDEA, 2022)


Electoral Management; Electoral Systems; Political Parties; Political Inclusion; Political Finance; Westminster Model Democracy; Commonwealth Countries
MA in Politics, Security and Integration (University College London, UK); BA in Politics and East European Studies (University College London , UK)
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