To ensure public confidence in elections, voting technology should be transparent; election procedures should promote openness along with security; election laws should make it easy for candidates and/or voters to get reliable, manual recounts in close elections or when there is initial evidence of a problem in the election; and most importantly, citizens must be able to freely participate in...
This questionnaire, developed by the organisation Verified Voting, can be used to assess elections, more specifically, poll-closing ballot and election transparency.
It covers the following areas:
Actions taken in case of discrepancy of recorded votes and signed voters.
This questionnaire, developed by the organisation Verified Voting, can be used to assess elections, more specifically, election transparency and the ballot accounting that takes place in some jurisdictions at the close of early voting sites on each day of early voting. It covers the following areas:
Poll Closing Checklist
This checklist can be used as a diagnostic tool to assess the extent of gender equality in elections including the representation of woman and men in the decision-making process. The checklist is intended for electoral authorities, political parties, election observers, election monitors, gender activist, researcher and others concerned with assessing whether an election is free and fair,...
This questionnaire, used by the Venice Commission, can aid the structuring of the observation/assessment of national elections.The observation of elections is therefore not simply a matter of being present and observing how things go at the polling stations on election day. With these points in mind this questionnaire is divided into three parts:
before polling day