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Election Monitoring

Ahead of Turkey's Crucial Election, Citizens Take Action to Protect Their Vote

Karabekir Akkoyunlu | Posted 05.20.2015 | World
Karabekir Akkoyunlu

This is a historic moment where a single vote could possibly shape the course of Turkey's bloodiest conflict and its future regime type, with repercussions beyond the country's borders. With so much hanging on the outcome, this is also a crucial test for Turkey's embattled electoral system.

Ensuring Free and Fair Elections

John Feffer | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics
John Feffer

The National Democratic Institute offered funding for organizations working on free and fair elections in Slovakia. Young activist Maros Gabriel took them up on the offer.

Madagascar's Radio DJ President Jockeys for Power

Jason Pack | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Jason Pack

Madagascar's recent election, on Dec. 20, 2013, offers important lessons for western policymakers seeking to repair broken democracies. The Indian Ocean island may seem politically irrelevant, but the lessons it can teach us should not be ignored.

Amanda Terkel

Romney Campaign Plans Massive, State-Of-The-Art Poll Monitoring Effort | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has been quietly assembling a massive, technologically sophisticated poll monitoring program that st...

Throwing a Yellow Flag at Election Officials

Mike Edwards | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Mike Edwards

The NFL removes an official from a game for merely being a fan, and yet our elections are being officiated by the players themselves. This, of course, has consequences.

Egypt Nixes Foreign Election Monitors

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 09.19.2011 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's council of military rulers will not allow international monitors to observe upcoming parliamentary elections designed to move th...

Finding Meaning in the Egyptian Elections

عمرو حمزاوي | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
عمرو حمزاوي

Will this year's elections be freer, fairer, more transparent, and more participatory than the 2005 elections? Indications right now suggest they will not.

Crowdsourcing election monitoring in Guinea: your help needed!

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Okay, the deal is that people have mashed together technologies to enable people on the ground to report what's going on, but they need your help fi...