Reports

Election Report

Elections*2024. Analytical report on the results of monitoring the election campaigning

BHC & Viasna

The expert election* 2024 observation mission was organized by the Belarusian Helsinki Committee and the Viasna Human Rights Center as part of the "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections" campaign. The mission collects and analyzes information about the election campaign based on open sources and messages from voters from Belarus.

*The term "elections*" in relation to the 2024 election campaign is used with an asterisk by the "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections" campaign to emphasize the perfunctory nature of this term, since any free and fair election campaign presupposes, first of all, conditions where rights and freedoms are fully realized, which is currently practically absent in Belarus.

 

Election Report

Elections*2024. Analytical report on the results of monitoring the nomination and registration of candidates

BHC & Viasna

The expert election* 2024 observation mission was organized by the Belarusian Helsinki Committee and the Viasna Human Rights Center as part of the "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections" campaign. The mission collects and analyzes information about the election campaign based on open sources and messages from voters from Belarus.

*The term "elections*" in relation to the 2024 election campaign is used with an asterisk by the "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections" campaign to emphasize the perfunctory nature of this term, since any free and fair election campaign presupposes, first of all, conditions where rights and freedoms are fully realized, which is currently practically absent in Belarus.

 

Azerbaijan

Preliminary Statement: Results of Observation on Early Presidential Election in Azerbaijan

EMDS observed that the pre-election campaign lacked genuine competition among political forces, diminishing the political engagement in the country and denying voters a real choice among diverse political perspectives, which is essential for a free and fair election.

 

EPDE Publication

FURIC 2023: Conference Report and Concluding Document

EPDE

This document contains both the report on the first Follow-up on Recommendations' Implementation Conference (FURIC) 2023 and the concluding document on enhancing synergies between international and domestic election observers.

 

Azerbaijan

Interim Report: On the results of observation on the Pre-Election Campaign in the Early Presidential Election

Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center (EMDS) issued an interim report on the results of observation on the Pre-Election Campaign in the Early Presidential Election which are taking place on 7 February 2024

 

Policy Alert

Outlook ahead of Georgia’s Parliamentary Elections

EPDE

As Georgia prepares for its upcoming parliamentary elections on October 26, 2024, significant changes are underway. This election marks a historic shift to a fully proportional electoral system, with all 150 members of parliament set to be elected in a single nationwide constituency under a 5% threshold. A notable feature is the widespread adoption of electronic voting technologies at most polling stations, a first for country-wide elections. However, amidst these advancements, questions linger over the mandate of key members in the election administration, creating a deadlock in the parliamentary process.

Independent international consultant Tamara Sartania provides insight into electoral system, election administration, electronic voting technologies, undecided voters and heated rhetoric.

 

Election Report

Elections*2024. Analytical report on the formation of precinct commissions

BHC & Viasna

The expert election* 2024 observation mission was organized by the Belarusian Helsinki Committee and the Viasna Human Rights Center as part of the "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections" campaign. The mission collects and analyzes information about the election campaign based on open sources and messages from voters from Belarus.

*The term "elections*" in relation to the 2024 election campaign is used with an asterisk by the "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections" campaign to emphasize the perfunctory nature of this term, since any free and fair election campaign presupposes, first of all, conditions where rights and freedoms are fully realized, which is currently practically absent in Belarus.

 

Election Report

Elections* 2024. Analytical report on the formation of territorial and district election commissions

BHC & Viasna

The expert election* 2024 observation mission was organized by the Belarusian Helsinki Committee and the Viasna Human Rights Center as part of the "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections" campaign. The mission collects and analyzes information about the election campaign based on open sources and messages from voters from Belarus.

*The term "elections*" in relation to the 2024 election campaign is used with an asterisk by the "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections" campaign to emphasize the perfunctory nature of this term, since any free and fair election campaign presupposes, first of all, conditions where rights and freedoms are fully realized, which is currently practically absent in Belarus.

 

Election Report

Situation on the eve of the elections*2024. First report of the campaign “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections”

BHC & Viasna

The expert election* 2024 observation mission was organized by the Belarusian Helsinki Committee and the Viasna Human Rights Center as part of the "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections" campaign. The mission collects and analyzes information about the election campaign based on open sources and messages from voters from Belarus.

*The term "elections*" in relation to the 2024 election campaign is used with an asterisk by the "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections" campaign to emphasize the perfunctory nature of this term, since any free and fair election campaign presupposes, first of all, conditions where rights and freedoms are fully realized, which is currently practically absent in Belarus.

 

Policy Alert

Electoral reform in Armenia: Always room for improvement

EPDE

The Ministry of Justice, in collaboration with the Central Electoral Commission of Armenia, has proposed amendments to the electoral code and other legal acts to enhance existing regulations.

In the recently published Policy Alert, expert Tigran Mughnetsian sheds light on the draft bill on amendments to the electoral code and provides recommendations for improvements.

 

General Local Elections

Fifth and final report of the Observation Mission Promo-LEX for the General Local Elections

Promo-LEX

Promo-LEX Association published on Friday, 17 November, the Report no. 5 of the Observation Mission for the Local Elections from 5 (19) November 2023, which presents findings on the work of electoral bodies, examination of contestations and notifications, performance of competitors, including their financial reporting, as well as use of hate speech in the campaign for the second round of local elections.

 

General Local Elections

Fourth report of the Observation Mission Promo-LEX for the General Local Elections

Promo-LEX

Report no. 4 of the Promo-LEX Observation Mission for the General Local Elections from 5 November notes perpetuation of practice of legal framework problematic interpretation and implementation.

 

General Local Elections

Third report of the Observation Mission Promo-LEX for the General Local Elections

Promo-LEX

In Report No. 3 of the Observation Mission (OM) for the general local elections from 5 November, Promo-LEX notes a significant rise in cases that could be qualified as misuse of administrative resources, a greater involvement of civil servants in campaign activities and non-reporting of full campaign expenditures by electoral competitors.

 

Parliamentary elections and referendum 2023 - preliminary report

PAF

EPDE Member the Political Accountability Foundation (PAF) published a short translation of their preliminary election and referendum report. It encompasses a summary of their observation both during the election campaigns as well as voting day itself. In the report, PAF recommends to improve and standardise the training system for members of electoral commissions, introduce mechanisms to ensure respect of the secrecy of the vote, increase and harmonise the rights of observers, revise the number of mandates allocated to electoral districts, reduce the upper limit of the number of inhabitants per voting precinct, and develop mechanisms that seek to prevent the introduction of legislative changes to the regulations governing the electoral and referendum process in a period shorter than the 6 months required by the Constitutional Court.

For the full report in Polish, click here.

 

General Local Elections

Second report of the Observation Mission Promo-LEX for the General Local Elections

Promo-LEX

Promo-LEX Association presented on Thursday, 5 October, the second Report of the Observation Mission (OM) for general local elections from 5 November 2023, in which it notes worrying trends that may affect both the organisation and conduct of electoral process and results of elections.

 
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