Election Staffing by Gender at the June 2014 National Election in Kosovo
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) second review of women’s participation as election officials in Kosovo presents statistics from the June 2014 national elections. IFES’ previous analysis of the November 2013 municipal election showed a low proportion of women in election staff positions, particularly at management levels. This reinforced the need to promote the employment of women as election officials, and to consider affirmative programs to engage women in electoral management. While the early elections in June 2014 limited the number of actions that could be taken in this regard, there was a small improvement in election staff positions filled by women: from 17 percent in 2013 to 20 percent in 2014.