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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Carter Center Issues Kenya Pre-Election Statement

Carter Center Commends Efforts of Kenya’s IEBC and Urges Stakeholders to Remain Vigilant Against Electoral Violence  NAIROBI — In a pre-election statement released today, The Carter Center commended Kenya’s Independent Election and Boundaries Commission on its efforts to keep the Aug. 8 election on track despite many challenges. It noted the heightened political competition ...
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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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Carter Center Launches Election Observation Mission in Kenya

May 08, 2017 NAIROBI — At the invitation of Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, The Carter Center has launched an international election observation mission for the country’s Aug. 8 general election. The Center is accredited by the IEBC to observe the presidential, parliamentary, county governor, and county assembly ward elections. Its core team of ...
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Carter Center Statement on Myanmar’s 2017 By-Elections

The Carter Center congratulates the people of Myanmar for participating in important by-elections on April 1. The Center did not directly observe the elections, but supported the observation efforts of local partner Election Education and Observation Partners (EEOP). In its post-election preliminary statement, EEOP reported that the election-day process was conducted w...
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The Challenges of Native American Participation

The Carter Center held a meeting on The Challenges of Native American Participation and Confidence in Elections in the United States on December 6-7, 2016. The meeting brought together experts and practitioners to explore various issues, opportunities, and challenges around Native American participation in U.S. elections and tribal elections. For more information, please see th...
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Myanmar: 2015 General Electionals Final Election Report

On Nov. 8, 2015, Myanmar held the first general election under the 2008 Constitution in which all main political parties, including those that boycotted the election in 2010, chose to participate. The Carter Center observed the election process for over one year, from December 2014 through March 2016. Based on its in-depth observation, The Carter Center reaffirms its congratula...
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Presidential & Legislative Elections in Mozambique

At the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, The Carter Center and the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) partnered to deploy a team of 87 observers representing 40 countries to observe Mozambique’s Oct. 15, 2014, presidential, National Assembly, and provincial elections. The EISA/Carter Center mission was conducted using com...
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25 Years of Election Observation

  As The Carter Center marked its 100th election observation mission in 2015, the organization stands out as a leader in the field. A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization (NGO), the Center has observed and reported on democratic and electoral processes around the world without inhibition or bias. The founder of The Carter Center, former U.S. President Jimmy ...
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