Electoral Management Design: Revised Edition

This publication is available in print and electronic format
Published: 
20 December 2014
Language: 
English
Pages: 
480
ISBN: 
978-91-87729-66-9
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

Dec
21
2017
Photo Credit: International IDEA.

Photo Credit: International IDEA.

Feature Story
Dec
19
2017
BRIDGE workshop participants. Photo Credit: Australian Electoral Commission. 

BRIDGE workshop participants. Photo Credit: Australian Electoral Commission. 

News Article
Dec
18
2017
From left: Philips Vermonte, Arief Budiman, Leena Rikkila Tamang and Kholilullah Pasaribu of Perludem at the KPU Media Centre, 9 December 2017. Photo credit: International IDEA. 

From left: Philips Vermonte, Arief Budiman, Leena Rikkila Tamang and Kholilullah Pasaribu of Perludem at the KPU Media Centre, 9 December 2017. Photo credit: International IDEA. 

News Article
Dec
18
2017
Liberians commemorating the tenth anniversary of the 2003 Comprehensive Peace Agreement, which ended the country’s 14-year civil war. Photo credit: UN Photo/Staton Winter .

Liberians commemorating the tenth anniversary of the 2003 Comprehensive Peace Agreement, which ended the country’s 14-year civil war. Photo credit: UN Photo/Staton Winter.

News Article