Electoral Assistance

In addition to the United Nations, the IFES (International Foundation of Electoral Systems) and the IDEA (International Democracy and Electoral Assistance) are organisations working to promote democracy and processes closely related to democracy, such as holding elections, all around the world. The objective of the operation is to increase knowledge and enhance learning about democratic processes, especially in those countries in which these are still under development (For instance, countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America). Further information:

The Venice Commission, the Council of Europe's expert body on constitutional matters, issues statements and assists the Member States of the Council of Europe in matters related to elections legislation, among other things. The Venice Commission has also published recommendations on good practices in election matters, and it maintains a database of the effective elections legislation of the Member States.