Mobile Voting – Serving Voters, Protecting Democracy

17 November 2020
14:00-16:00 (Brussels/CET)

Mobile voting can broadly be defined as a form of voting where members of the election administration visit a voter either at home or at an institution in which they reside with a mobile ballot box to facilitate their vote. While mobile voting can help increase the accessibility of the vote for groups that would otherwise be unable to vote, maintaining secrecy of the vote and ensuring that votes are cast without coercion are of greater concern with this method.

This roundtable meeting brings together electoral practitioners to foster knowledge exchange on the legal and procedural frameworks, and experiences in implementing early voting. This will be complemented by first-hand experiences based on the elections organized by electoral management bodies (EMBs). A summary report will be made available to the public.

This is the third of a series of webinars that International IDEA and the Association of European Election Officials (ACEEEO) are organizing to address questions raised by decision-makers and electoral assistance on the use, adaptation and scaling up of Special Voting Arrangements (SVAs) under a short time frame, while ensuring robust and transparent processes that ensure elections are inclusive and accessible to all voters.



14:00 - 14:15
                                     Welcoming remarks
Zsolt Szolnoki, Secretary General, Association of Electoral Authorities of Europe
Sam Van der Staak, Head, Regional Europe Programme, International IDEA
                                    Overview of trends and key challenges
Peter Wolf, Senior Expert, ICTs, Elections and Democracy, International IDEA
Moderated by  Nana Kalandadze, Senior Programme Officer, International IDEA
14:15 - 14:30
                                    Mobile Voting in Latvia
Kristīne Bērziņa, Chairperson, The Central Election Commission, Latvia
Questions & Answers
14:30 - 14:45
Mobile Voting in Austria
Gregor Wenda, Deputy Head of Department, Electoral Affairs, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Austria
Questions & Answers
14:45 - 15:00
Mobile Voting in Croatia
Đuro Sessa, President, State Electoral Commission of the Republic of Croatia
Questions & Answers
15:00 - 15:45
                                  Additional Reflections and discussion

Alexey Gromov, Election Advisory, OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

Reflections, questions from other participants

15:45 - 16:00
Wrap up and conclusions

Partner Organizations/collaborators: 
Association of European Election Officials (ACEEEO)


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