Special voting arrangements (SVAs) are not new. Initiatives to make elections more inclusive and accessible have existed since the earliest days of recognized democratic elections, and a steadily increasing number of nations employ a range of alternatives to conventional voting. 

This Handbook seeks to present policy recommendations and good practices to help ensure that SVAs are designed and implemented to ensure electoral integrity. It also seeks to disentangle and dispel some of the myths that develop around SVAs—perhaps unavoidably considering SVAs affect who can vote and how they can vote.

Details

Publication date
14 November 2023
Language(s)
English
Author(s)
Jordi Barrat, Andrew Ellis, Graeme Orr, Vasil Vashchanka, Peter Wolf
Number of pages
327
ISBN
978-91-7671-708-0 (PDF)

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Contents

Preface

Abbreviations

Introduction

1. Use of special voting arrangements around the world
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2. The concept of special voting arrangements
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3. Beneficiaries of SVAs
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4. The legal framework and SVAs
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5. Types and typologies of SVAs
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6. SVA policies
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7. SVAs in action
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8. Conclusions

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Special Voting Arrangements

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