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Election Monitoring

Reclaiming Democracy: The First Step Toward Peace - Part 2

Quenby Wilcox | Posted 02.23.2017 | Politics
Quenby Wilcox

The type of illegal activity corporations and government employees who approve contracts get involved in, make drug smugglers look like choir boys in the type of atrocities they will become involved in.

Reclaiming Democracy: The First Step Toward Peace -- Part 1

Quenby Wilcox | Posted 02.23.2017 | Politics
Quenby Wilcox

The murder of Domingo Julio Gómez Franco of the Spanish Embassy in Bogota in 1998, was an event that touched me particularly hard, and brought the realities of the daily life in Colombia to the Spanish expat community, crashing down on them.

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

Karabekir Akkoyunlu | Posted 05.19.2016 | Home
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.

Finding Meaning in the Egyptian Elections

عمرو حمزاوي | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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 figu...