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Electoral Processes

Foundations of Electoral Management

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Elections are the cornerstone of democratic political processes, serving as a mechanism for political parties or candidates to compete for public office under equal conditions before the electorate. For an election to be credible, the competition must be fair, requiring impartial management of the process.  International IDEA has published a range of foundational knowledge resources on the topic, this includes Independence in Electoral Management (2021), Evolution of Ballot Papers, a Virtual Exhibition (Timeline, 2021), Financing of Elections  multimedia report (2020), Electoral Management Design Handbook (2014),   Electoral System Design Handbook (2005), and the Code of Conduct for Ethical and Professional Administration for Elections (1997). 

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