Electoral Management Design

Revised Edition
5,714
This publication is available in print and electronic format
Published: 
20 December 2014
Language: 
English
Pages: 
480
ISBN: 
978-91-87729-66-9 (Print)
Author(s): 
Helena Catt, Andrew Ellis, Michael Maley, Alan Wall, Peter Wolf

Electoral management bodies (EMBs) need to become more professional if they are to retain the trust of voters.

This Handbook was developed for electoral administrators and those involved in reforming EMBs. It provides comparative experience of and best practices on EMB structures and funding models, as well as means for evaluating performance.

A range of case studies illustrate examples from specific contexts in Afghanistan, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Haiti, India, Kenya, the Republic of Korea, Liberia, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Senegal, Republic of Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tunisia, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States.

This new and revised edition of the 2006 International IDEA Handbook includes updated country-level data and case studies and significantly expanded sections on the role of gender, professional development and technology in elections.

Contents

Map of electoral management models of the world

Foreword

Preface

Contents

Acronyms and Abbreviations

Introduction

1. Who Organizes Elections?

2. The Legal Framework: The Context for an EMB’s Role and Powers

3. The Powers, Functions and Responsibilities of an EMB

4. The Composition, Roles and Functioning of an EMB

5. Planning and Implementing EMB Activities

6. The Development of Professional Electoral Management

7. The Financing of EMBs

8. Stakeholder Relationships

9. Electoral Technology

10. Assessing EMB Performance

11. EMB Sustainability

12. EMB Networks

13. Reforming Electoral Processes

Annexes

Index

Related Content

Jan
14
2020
The Swedish Diplomatic Training Programme visit to International IDEA Headquarters. Image credit: Lisa Hagman, International IDEA.

The Swedish Diplomatic Training Programme visit to International IDEA Headquarters. Image credit: Lisa Hagman, International IDEA.

News Article
Dec
11
2019
Image credit: Maryland GovPics@Flickr

Image credit: Maryland GovPics@Flickr 

Commentary
Dec
05
2019
Left to right: Miguel Ángel Lara Otaola, International IDEA; María Elena Wapenka, Electoral Tribunal of Paraguay; Alfredo Juncá, Electoral Tribunal of Panama; Daniel Zovatto, International IDEA ; Liliana Elósegui, Verificado; Rafael Rubio, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain; Ramiro Álvarez Ugarte, Universidad de Palermo, Argentina. Image credit: International IDEA.

Left to right: Miguel Ángel Lara Otaola, International IDEA; María Elena Wapenka, Electoral Tribunal of Paraguay; Alfredo Juncá, Electoral Tribunal of Panama; Daniel Zovatto, International IDEA ; Liliana Elósegui, Verificado; Rafael Rubio, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain; Ramiro Álvarez Ugarte, Universidad de Palermo, Argentina. Image credit: International IDEA.

Este artículo está disponible en Español 

News Article
Nov
04
2019
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed at the African Union. Image credit: Office of the Prime Minister-Ethiopia@Flickr

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed at the African Union. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed at the African Union. Image credit: Office of the Prime Minister-Ethiopia@Flickr

News Article