Angus Reid - A national, not-for-profit, non-partisan public opinion research organization established to enhance better understanding of issues and trends affecting economic, social, governance, philanthropy, public administration, domestic and foreign policy in Canada and its world.
Carter Center - Develops and implements programs around the world to prevent or resolve conflicts, strengthen human rights, and foster democracy and improve health.
CNN/IFES Election Watch - IFES is in partnership with CNN-Interactive to produce CNN/IFES ElectionWatch. Each ElectionWatch spot provides up-to-date information on the country's government structure, electoral system, the main parties and/or candidates standing for election, results of previous elections, and other items of interest about the current political/electoral environment. IFES aims to produce an ElectionWatch spot for every national-level election (presidential, parliamentary, legislative).
Election Notes - Daily international news of elections, elections calendar, election returns, election results, election administration, campaign finance, and electoral politics. A news service of Klipsan Press, publishers of reference works on electoral history and politics.
Election Results Archive - A collection of electronic files containing data on election results from around the world. This online database provides researchers, policy-makers, scholars, and others interested in elections with information on over 900 elections from around the world.
Election Systems and Software (ES&S) - Provider of election management solutions. ES&S has handled more than 30,000 elections worldwide in the past 10 years. In the U.S. 2000 General Election, ES&S systems counted over 100 million ballots. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, the company has a customer base of over 2,100 jurisdictions in 46 states, Canada, and several international locations. Based on the primary voting tabulation system installed within the United States, its customers represent 50 percent of the precincts and registered voters in the U.S.
Electoral Commission (UK) - Set up by Parliament in November 2000. Aims to increase public confidence in the democratic process within the United Kingdom, and encourage people to take part, by modernising the electoral process, promoting public awareness of electoral matters, and regulating political parties.
Electoral Integrity Project - Focuses upon three main questions: 1) When do elections meet international standards of electoral integrity?; 2) What happens when elections fail to do so?; 3) And what can be done to mitigate these problems? Also see Links page.
Financial Disclosure Law Library - A collection of laws and regulations on financial and business interest disclosure for public officials (referred here as "financial disclosure" but also known as "income and asset disclosure"). It offers access to over 1,000 laws and regulations across 176 jurisdictions worldwide. The Library also provides information on closely-related topics such as restrictions on public officials' activities.
History of the Federal Electoral Ridings Since 1867 - Provides information on the electoral history of Canada since Confederation. Includes the names of all candidates to all federal elections as well as a description of all ridings. Users can search by riding name, name of candidate, political party, general election and by-election or perform a full text search on the description of a riding.
Inter-Parliamenary Union (IPU) - A focal point for world-wide parliamentary dialogue and works for peace and co-operation among peoples and for the firm establishment of representative democracy.
International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) - Supports citizens' right to participate in free and fair elections as long as they do not deviate from U.S. foreign policy interests. The bulk of IFES funding comes from National Endowment for Democracy (NED). NED is a quasi-governmental organization conceived by the Reagan administration and funded by Congress to "promote democracy" overseas. NED's funding comes from the U.S. government, primarily from the U.S. Information Agency and the U.S. Agency for International Development (AID). IFES is a part of the NED network of private organizations that allows the U.S. government to continue to meddle in political arenas in other countries.
International Institute for Democracy & Electoral Assistance (IDEA) - An intergovernmental organization with member states across all continents, seeks to support sustainable democracy in both new and long-established democracies. IDEA draws on comparative experience, analyses democracy trends and assistance, and develops policy options, tools and guidelines relating to political participation, electoral systems, political parties, and post-conflict democracy building.
Organization of American States (OAS) - An institution of 34 active member countries engaged in a broad set of common endeavours, ranging from strengthening regional security and supporting trade liberalization to consolidating democracy, fighting illicit drug trafficking, and promoting sustainable development.
UK Electoral Commission - UK election and voting information, including information on UK and European Parliaments, local councillors and members of the devolved Assemblies or Executives of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. An independent body set up by the UK Parliament. Regulates party and election finance and set standards for well-run elections.
UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) - Established in 1958, ECA is one of five regional commissions under the administrative direction of United Nations (UN) headquarters. As the regional arm of the UN in Africa, it is mandated to support the economic and social development of its 53 member States, foster regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development.
Vote.ca Political Portal - Canadian politics, public opinion, election links, local chats with people and politicians, forum for issues debates, polical news, polls.
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