Resources

April, 2015

This paper discusses important considerations for
conducting an audit and provides some recent comparative examples from past
elections that help illuminate these key considerations. Rules and regulations
for polling, counting, and reviewing ballots should be sufficiently robust to
avoid needing an intensive audit. However, in developing and post-conflict
democracies in particular, it is important at the outset of an electoral
process for an EMB to conduct comprehensive scenario mapping and planning to

ElectionElection AuditElection Integrity
March, 2015

In 2014, Afghanistan held presidential and provincial council elections, which resulted in the National Unity Government (NUG) with Dr. Ashraf Ghani as President and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah as the country’s Chief Executive Officer. The six-month election process was punctuated by serious allegations of electoral fraud and political stalemate, causing uncertainty in the country about the future of its government.

Afghanistancivic educationElectionssurvey
January, 2015

A new Democracy International report details findings from its international election observation mission to the 2014 Afghanistan presidential and provincial council elections. Given the prospect of a democratic and peaceful transfer of power, Afghans and the international community alike looked upon these elections as a critical opportunity to consolidate the gains made toward democratization and as an important milestone in Afghanistan’s political history.

AfghanistanInternational Election Observation
September, 2014

In the wake of allegations of widespread fraud substantively similar to those unaddressed after the 2009 and 2010 elections, serious electoral reform remains essential for democracy to succeed in Afghanistan. Despite this, the 2014 elections will result in an unprecedented peaceful transfer of power from one president to another with the inauguration of Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Monday, September 29, 2014.

AfghanistanElection Observation
July, 2014

Democracy International (DI) organized a comprehensive international observation mission for the presidential election in Egypt in May 2014. DI concluded that disregard for Egyptians' rights and freedoms prevented a genuine, democratic presidential election. This observation report details the findings of DI's mission to observe the presidential election and offers recommendations for Egypt to broaden political space and begin to improve the political environment.

Egyptelection monitoring
July, 2014

نظمت "الديمقراطية الدولية" بعثة متابعة دولية شاملة من أجل الانتخابات الرئاسية المصرية في مايو 2014، وتوصلت المنظمة إلى أن تجاهل حقوق المصريين وحرياتهم حال دون إجراء انتخابات رئاسية حقيقية وديمقراطية. ويعرض تقرير المتابعة هذا بالتفصيل النتائج التي انتهت إليها بعثة المنظمة لمتابعة الانتخابات الرئاسية كما يعرض توصيات لمصر بهدف توسيع المجال السياسي والأخذ في تحسين البيئة السياسية.

EgyptInternational Election Observation
April, 2014

Democracy International (DI) organized a comprehensive international observation mission for the constitutional referendum in Egypt on January 14 and 15, 2014. Although the actual administration of the process on the referendum days appeared to allow those citizens who participated to express their will, DI concluded that the restrictive political climate in Egypt impaired the referendum process. The referendum took place against a backdrop of arrests and detention of dissenting voices.

January, 2014

This statement details the preliminary findings of Democracy International’s election observation mission to Egypt’s 2014 constitutional referendum.

About the DI Election Observation Mission

EgyptReferendum
January, 2014

In advance of presidential and provincial council elections in Afghanistan planned for April 2014, Democracy International is conducting two nationwide surveys to learn about voter preferences on key election issues, voter participation trends, and candidates. A summary of the results of the first survey can be found in the graphics below. 

 

Afghanistansurvey
November, 2013