Stories from 100 Elections (Video)

Stories from 100 Elections Conversations at The Carter Center Dec. 2, 2015 In 2015, The Carter Center conducted its 100th election observation mission. Over the years, our staff have watched jubilant voters cast their first ballots; met with dictators who were sure they would be re-elected, but lost; and watched election officials stay up all night counting ballots. Hear h...
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Advancing the Human Rights and Election Standards Initiative

There is an emerging consensus within the international election observation and assistance community that elections should be assessed based on standards grounded in international human rights laws. This broad consensus is due in part to The Carter Center’s leadership on the Democratic Election Standards project, through which the Center is collaborating with peer organiza...
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Welcome to Visiting Scholar Dr. Markku Suksi!

  Emory University’s Institute for Developing Nations and The Carter Center’s Democratic Election Standards Project welcome visiting scholar Dr. Markku Suksi, Professor of Public Law S.J.D, D. Pol. Sc., Department of Law at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. Professor Suksi will be spending six weeks at Emory and will work on research that relates to international ...
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Carter Center Launches Project on the Benefits of Evidence-Based Observation of U.S. Elections

As The Carter Center marks 10 years as an original endorser of the Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation, its Democracy Program has launched a new project aimed at supporting those working to improve the quality of elections in the United States. The Center and partner organizations will raise awareness of the important contributions that objective...
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10 Years of Advancing Democratic Election Standards and Human Rights

A pioneer in the field of election observation, The Carter Center has observed 100 elections in 38 countries and continues to forge methods and tools that lead the field.   Background: Election Observation Standards The Carter Center worked collaboratively with the National Democratic Institute of International Affairs and the United Nations Electoral Assistance D...
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Election Obligations and Standards Handbook and Database Launched

The Carter Center joined forces with the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance to launch a pair of complementary manuals for assessing elections on Oct. 28, 2014, at the United Nations in New York. The event was hosted by the U.N. Electoral Assistance Division and attended by representatives from a wide range of electoral assistance organizations an...
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