The Electoral Integrity Project has issued a call for papers for the online only Global Electoral Integrity Conference in July 2022. The call for papers is for 1 March 2022 For more information, please see: https://www.electoralintegrityproject.com/july-2022-international-eip-workshop
The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust have commissioned Paul Bernal and I to look at the topic of UK Electoral Data. The electoral process generates enormous volumes of data. The widespread availability of the data is important for democratic participation. It enables patterns of (non)participation to be traced and interventions to be developed to encourage turnout…Read more UK Electoral Data
We have a new podcast series coming soon. It will feature ideas from around the globe on how to improve elections around the globe. Listen to the trailer and then follow new episodes by searching 'how to improve elections' on Spotify, Amazon Music and other outlets. https://electoralintegrityproject.podbean.com/
There has long been considerable interest in how to promote democracy. Little academic literature has considered the attempts to promote best practices informationally via gray literature. This new article seeks to address this. It uses mixed methods (download data from a major IGO and process tracing) to provide a model for understanding how documents on…Read more Informational Democracy Promotion
The EIP is advertising fellowships for practitioner and academics to undertake research on electoral integrity. Deadline 30 October 2021 See: https://www.electoralintegrityproject.com/news
The Electoral Integrity Project hosted an online workshop in July 2021. I chaired the opening session, which you can watch here: https://youtu.be/bIQntO2Sl3M
Policy Brief from the Electoral Integrity Project The UK government plans to introduce voter Id requirements into polling stations in Britain as part of the Electoral Integrity Bill. In this Policy Brief from the Electoral Integrity Project you can see what the research says about voter fraud Britain and policy recommendations for preventing a decline…Read more Voter ID in Britain?
The covid pandemic has been a profound challenge to electoral integrity worldwide. Our research project on covid and elections, funded by UKRI, has been tracing developments worldwide and identifying best practices. Country cases are being published regularly, and the case study on Ghana is now available. Download: https://www.idea.int/sites/default/files/managing-elections-under-covid-19-pandemic-conditions-the-case-of-ghana.pdf Read all materials: Elections and Covid-19 —…Read more Covid and Elections – new case study on lessons from Ghana available
The covid pandemic has been a profound challenge to electoral integrity worldwide. Our research project on covid and elections, funded by UKRI, has been tracing developments worldwide and identifying best practices. Country cases are being published regularly, and the case study on Spain is now available. Download: Case study on Spain Read all materials: Elections…Read more Covid and Elections – new case study on lessons from Spain available
(This text is being updated as new measures are announced/clarified). Last updated: 1st March 2020. We now know a lot more about how the local elections in England will take place, this May. There had long been speculation that they would be delayed, with some media reports claiming that a postponement had been decided. The…Read more How will English polling stations compare to international practices, during the pandemic?