GNDEM, with 251 member organizations in 89 countries and territories, and regional network members in Africa, Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East/North Africa, has worked to facilitate and enhance the critical work of citizen election monitors throughout the world.
Latest Success Stories
OPORA has led voter education campaigns and election monitoring activities to support credible elections in Ukraine for over 14 years. In 2019, through partnerships with media outlets, journalists, and actors, OPORA expanded its voter education efforts and reached almost three times the number of voters than in 2014. Continue Reading
The COVID-19 pandemic poses severe technical, political, and social threats to elections. In light of this situation, GNDEM has developed guidance on activities members could consider for elections that are expected to take place during the public health crisis as well as transparency and accountability efforts that could occur in the time elections are postponed. Continue Reading
On February 9th, Azerbaijan held snap parliamentary elections following a vote to dissolve parliament in December 2019. President Ilham Aliyev’s New Azerbaijan Party won a majority of seats in a vote that GNDEM member Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center (EMDS) concluded violated Azerbaijani law as well as international standards for free and fair elections. Continue Reading