Promoting Local Election Management as Part of an Electoral Cycle Approach

Updated 01 Jun 2013

This is the first ever report to examine the different modalities used by various countries in Asia to administer local elections. It demonstrates the impact of local electoral management practices on the delivery of elections, the provision of electoral assistance and the relationship with an electoral cycle approached. It makes four main contribution the an understanding of local election management:

- It identifies and analyzes the different ways that local elections are managed and implemented in Asia.
- It identify the factors that contribute to effective electoral local management, including coordination between the different levels of electoral management;
- The paper also provides options for providers may choose to target programs and where election management bodies may decide to focus local level capacity strengthening initiatives
- It provide lessons learned from electoral management bodies with the responsibility for managing local elections in addressing electoral violence, conducting electoral dispute resolution and engaging and promoting gender sensitive policies

The report is targeted to countries in Asia that are planning for local elections, or any country that has undergone decentralization and has some form government elected at the sub-national level. It has relevance for a number of stakeholders including electoral management bodies, political parties, parliament, government ministries, civil society and international organizations.

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