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In February 2016, the General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA) published Disability Access and Inclusion in the Political Processes of Four Southeast Asian Countries. The report provides key insights from Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam, written by local disabled persons’ organizations, on access and inclusion of persons with disabilities with the support from IFES.
March 29, 2016
Voting is becoming more accessible for voters with disabilities in the Philippines through the project for Ensuring Accessibility of Schools in Elections (EASE). Project EASE aims to increase the participation of persons with disabilities by ensuring they are able to join Election Day activities. This is done through evaluating the accessibility of schools across the country where voting is normally held.
March 14, 2014
All too often, persons with disabilities are not included in the political lives of their country on an equal basis with others. Accessible Elections for Persons with Disabilities in Five Southeast Asian Countries is the first systematic attempt to gather data on election access from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, the Philippines and Vietnam. The report reviews – for persons with disabilities – existing legal frameworks, challenges and barriers in exercising political rights and participation; best practices and innovations; and examples of how disabled persons organizations have been involved in electoral issues.
October 25, 2013
Application of Election Technology: Considerations for Election Administrators, Practitioners and Policy Makers
When election administration practitioners and policy makers examine the practical
interests of improving election processes and administrative procedures, invariably the
issue of technological enhancements must be considered. The introduction of various
technological systems has been widely adopted by most election bodies throughout the
world. Indeed election processes have benefited greatly from the widespread adoption of
technological platforms to enhance election administration in areas such as voter registry
management, electoral district demarcation, results and tabulation transmission and
reporting and electronic voting systems.
May 10, 2009
Administration of elections is a complex business. Most senior administrators, whether
they are elected officials, politically appointed or employed as civil servants, come
from other fields with little or no specific election experience. Many are lawyers or
judges; others are employees of government offices responsible for civil registries, tax
records, or vital statistics. Still others are politically prominent citizens nominated by
political parties to serve on election commissions activated during election cycles.
Most of them become “election professionals” through actual experience on the job.
As all election officials learn, the picture is never static.
November 19, 2008
On January 23, 2007, less than four months
before the May 14, 2007 congressional and
local elections, President Gloria MacapagalArroyo
signed into law Republic Act (RA) No.
9369. This law amended and repealed almost
all of RA 8436', a 1997 law that authorized
the conduct of an automated election.
Questions were raised as to whether the May
2007 elections would be automated. But the
Commission on Elections (COM ELEC)
declared that it was not possible to conduct
an automated election as there was not
enough time to prepare for it.
March 31, 2008
This final report concludes the implementation of IFES’ activities carried out under the program “Advancing Reforms in Philippine Election Administration” with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The program was implemented from October 1, 2005 through November 30, 2008.
February 28, 2008
From Power Outages to Paper Trails: Experiences in Incorporating Technology into the Election Process
This white paper is authored by four election technology experts who offer insights and recommendations about the best ways to introduce and manage new election technologies. The implementation of new election technologies--and the issues it raises--are examined in three chapters, with an introduction by IFES: · Maximizing the Potential for Successful Election Technology Projects (Mike Yard and Ronan McDermott) · The Introduction of New Technologies from the Election Administrator’s Perspective (Linda Edgeworth) · Perspectives on Electronic Voting (Dr. Douglas Jones, U. of Iowa)
March 26, 2007
Advancing Reforms in Philippine Election Administration and Management: Toward a Comprehensive Approach
The overall objective of this project was to assist the Commission on elections (COMELEC) and other governmental and non-governmental counterparts in reforming the management of Philippine elections
November 30, 2006