Nepal Parliamentary and Provincial Elections 2017

The Carter Center is observing the Dec. 2017 Parliamentary and Provincial Elections in Nepal.  The statements and reports from this mission can be found below. Carter Center Commends Nepal's Voting Process Dec.  8, 2017 In a preliminary statement released today, The Carter Center said that despite political tensions and logistical and operational challenges, the voting pro...
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A Guide to Election Observer Policies in the United States

The Carter Center and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) partnered to examine election observation in the U.S. and the main regulations that shape observer access. In this 50-state statutory research, we look at the relevant laws and practices for multiple types of election observers. This booklet answers the following questions: ...
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Preliminary Statement on the 2017 Kenyan Election

The Carter Center commends the people of Kenya for the remarkable patience and resolve they demonstrated during the Aug. 8 elections for president, governors, senators, the national assembly, women’s representatives, and county assemblies. In an impressive display of their commitment to the democratic process, Kenyans were undeterred by long lines and cast their ballots in a ge...
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Native American Voters Face Unique Obstacles

Until 1924’s Indian Citizenship Act, American Indians did not have the legal right to vote. Even after that, states found ways to make voting difficult for Native Americans. New Mexico didn’t remove its legal restrictions on native voters until 1962, according to Virginia Davis, senior policy advisor at the National Congress of American Indians. Native Americans were eff...
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John Kerry and Aminata Touré to Co-Lead Delegation

ATLANTA — Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and former Prime Minister of Senegal Aminata Touré will co-lead the Carter Center’s election observation mission in Kenya. The mission will deploy more than 50 observers throughout the country on election day. “Each and every time I’ve visited Kenya, I’ve been reminded of its remarkable culture, strengthened by diversity an...
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