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Election Management

A Compendium of Commonwealth Good Practice

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Lifting the quality and strengthening the relevance of election management bodies is a continuing work-in-progress: to learn and apply the lessons from each election and rise to the emergence of new challenges, including evolving information and communication technologies and increasing demands for greater transparency and integrity.



Election Management: A Compendium of Commonwealth Good Practice is designed to provide policy makers and staff of election management bodies with a guide to the democratic values, principles and practices of the Commonwealth, which should be reflected in the work they do to consolidate and deepen democracy in their countries. It will also assist governments, political parties and civil society organisations understand better the role, functions and responsibilities of those tasked with delivering credible elections.



Includes annexes from 45 Commonwealth election management bodies on their countries’ standards for democratic legitimacy, legal frameworks, funding arrangements and administrative structure.

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Acknowledgements

The Commonwealth Secretariat acknowledges with particular gratitude the extensive and valuable contribution of the principal compendium drafter, Tim Sheehy. The role of Carl Dundas is also acknowledged with thanks. This compendium has also benefitted with appreciation from the inputs and support of members of the Commonwealth Electoral Network’s working groups, and from the leaders and staff of many Commonwealth national election management bodies.

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