Holding elections and voting in times of Covid-19

29 April 2021
16:00 - 17:30 (CEST)
Image Credit: University of Groningen website

Image Credit: University of Groningen website

The University of Groningen is holding a webinar on 'Holding elections and voting in times of Covid-19'. 

The seminar will start with a global overview of the impacts of Covid-19 on electoral processes presented by Erik Asplund, Programme Officer, International IDEA. His intervention will be followed by the analysis of different case studies by:

  • David Altman, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile will focus on the constitutional process in Chile;
  • Edalina Rodgrigues Sanches, Assistant Professor, ISCTE - University  Institute of Lisbon (Portugal)  will provide a comparative analysis of the situation in sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Joe Mathews, California editor for Zócalo Public Square, Arizona State University’s School of Public Affairs will reflect on the last US Presidential election and votes at the local level; and
  • Simon Ootjes, University of Leiden will analyse the impact of the Covid-19 on the General Elections in the Netherlands.

Presentations will be followed by a debate with the audience.


For more information please visit the University of Groningen project webpage

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