Over the last five years, election management bodies (EMBs) across the African continent have increasingly turned to biometric technologies in order to meet the challenges of managing their voter registries. In addition to transitioning from paper-based to digital voter registration files, biometric voter registration (BVR) systems store one or more physical characteristics of a voter in an...
Citizen Oversight of Biometric Voter Registration in Africa: A Workshop Debrief and Observer Toolkit
YEMN and NODS Train Local Religious Leaders on Electoral Systems
As Yemen’s National Dialogue process came to a close this January, civic and political leaders have begun to prepare for the nation’s first multiparty parliamentary and presidential elections since the early 2000s. Given the entrenched political divisions that exist in Yemen, as well as the nation’s history with electoral and political violence, making a decision on an equitable electoral system for the 2014 polls has proved to be a...