The proper maintenance of the voters’ registers through an inclusive voter registration and their regular updating are prerequisites for holding genuine elections. In addition, the registration of political parties and candidates is also an essential step at this stage of the electoral cycle, as well as the accreditation of election observers.

PACE, Election Observation and Interparliamentary Cooperation Division:

  • Observation of parliamentary and presidential elections as well as of referenda

Congress, Observation of Local and Regional Elections:

  • Election observation reports including recommendations approved by the Monitoring Committee and adopted at Congress Plenary Sessions
  • Followup on recommendations: reports on recurring and transversal thematic issues and post-electoral dialogue

European Commission for Democracy Through Law (Venice Commission):

  • Publication of lists of voters having participated in elections interpretative declaration CDL-AD(2016)028
  • Guidelines on an internationally recognised status of election observers CDL-AD(2009)059

Elections and Participatory Democracy Division:

  • Training and technical assistance for domestic observer organisations