International electoral standards: guidelines for reviewing the legal framework of elections
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, 2002 - Law - 116 pages
"Exploring the basic legal philosophies that govern elections, this text incorporates internationally accepted electoral standards and presents guidelines to aid in reviewing, drafting, and amending electoral legislation. These guidelines distill electoral standards and offer strategies for maintaining uniformity, reliability, consistency, accuracy, and professionalism in elections. A range of areas is covered, including boundary delimitation, electoral management, voter registration, campaign finance and expenditure, balloting, vote counting, and party participation."
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STRUCTURING THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK
Election legislation and codes of conduct
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