From February 20-23, 16 participants from 12 countries, including representatives from GNDEM member groups* convened in Kiev, Ukraine for an intensive four-day Election Data Academy. As part of the Open Election Data Initiative (OEDI), participating electoral experts and civil society leaders were led through interactive course modules that highlighted best practices for obtaining and using...
Lessons from Kiev: Recapping the Election Data Academy
CODEO’s PVT Builds Confidence in Election Results
Presidential and parliamentary elections were held in Ghana on December 7, 2016, marking the seventh time Ghanaians went to the polls for a national election since the country returned to multiparty democracy in 1992. A number of factors, including close results from past elections and a new Electoral Commission (EC) chair, contributed to uncertainty ahead of the election. In light of this political anxiety, GNDEM members ...
POECI Conducts Simultaneous PVTs for Parliamentary Elections
A parallel vote tabulation (PVT) is an advanced observation technique that citizen election observation groups have used for the past three decades to promote the integrity of elections and to expose or deter electoral fraud and manipulation. PVTs are...