Election Dispute Resolution and Complaints Adjudication

Whether electoral complaints are resolved by a constitutional court, an independent tribunal, a legislative body or an electoral complaints commission, international standards apply in a similar way to these different entities. Electoral complaint adjudication bodies should take these standards into account to best ensure that those provisions do not remain theoretical or illusory but instead serve to be practical and effective.

Throughout the past three decades, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems has been dedicated to working with election management bodies and other stakeholders to develop effective methods for the resolution of complaints in an effort to guarantee the integrity and legitimacy of elections around the world.