Elections

Resources and recommendations for elections, voting, etc.

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Digital door knocking for election
๐Ÿ”—https://t.co/45c2Q6pyP0?amp=1
Staff writer for The New Yorker on campaigning and get-out-the-vote activism.



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๐Ÿ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/democracy

Online voting

Online voting - principles

The Cratos Principles
๐Ÿ”—https://webrootsdemocracy.org/cratos-principles/
WebRoots Democracy offers 33 principles for accessibility, security, and user experience in online voting based on a series of events, roundtables, and expert interviews.

Online voting - tools

Voting Software
๐Ÿ”—https://www.capterra.com/voting-software/
Software reviews website Capterra list of reviews of online voting software.

E-Voting.CC GmbH โ€” Competence Center for Electronic Voting and Participation
๐Ÿ”—https://www.e-voting.cc/en/market-overview/
Austria-based election services consultancy provides a market overview chart presenting major technology providers by company, country, URL, email and core competencies.

Policy Recommendations

Responding to the Coronavirus Crisis

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.brennancenter.org/issues/defend-our-elections/election-security/responding-coronavirus-crisis
Election resources and expert analysis from the Brennan Center for Justice.

Elections and COVID-19: making democracy work in uncertain times.

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”—https://www.democraticaudit.com/2020/03/30/elections-and-covid-19-making-democracy-work-in-uncertain-times/
Writing for Democratic Audit, an independent research organisation based at the London School of Economics, Erik Asplund and Toby James offer guidelines to keep democratic participation fair and open.

Elections during COVID-19: Considerations on how to proceed with caution

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”—https://www.idea.int/news-media/news/elections-during-covid-19-considerations-how-proceed-caution
4 key considerations from International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance.

Coronavirus and upcoming elections in Africa: What are the options?

๐Ÿ”—https://saiia.org.za/research/coronavirus-and-upcoming-elections-in-africa-what-are-the-options/
Opinion and analysis, drawing lessons from Ebola.

The Coronavirusโ€™s Real and Immediate Threat to Democracy- How do you carry out a vote during a pandemic?

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/03/london-mayoral-election-coronavirus-covid19/607924/
Staff writer at The Atlantic on issues related to holding or delaying local elections in UK.

The Coronavirus Takes Aim at Electoral Democracy

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”—https://freedomhouse.org/article/coronavirus-takes-aim-electoral-democracy
Voting has been postponed in many locations, but there are ways to minimize the damage.


The Dangers of Moving All of Democracy Online

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”—https://www.wired.com/story/opinion-the-dangers-of-moving-all-of-democracy-online/
In an op-ed for Wired, a University of California, Berkeley, sociology professor cautions against moving voting online, especially in context of COVID-19.

Country Election News

French people urged to vote in local elections amid coronavirus lockdown

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ”—https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/15/french-urged-to-vote-in-local-elections-amid-coronavirus-lockdown
In France, the decision to continue with the first round ofย local government electionsย on 15 March 2020 also sparked controversy.

Coronavirus pushes French local election turnout to historic low

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ”—https://www.politico.eu/article/coronavirus-pushes-french-local-election-turnout-to-historic-low/
Despite precautions, the second round of the French elections, initially scheduled forย 22 March 2020, has been postponed untilย 21 June 2020ย .

Masked and gloved: Israelis in quarantine from coronavirus vote in election

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ”—https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-election-health-coronavirus/masked-and-gloved-israelis-in-quarantine-from-coronavirus-vote-in-election-idUSKBN20P1BZ
Earlier this month, Israel made use ofย special voting tentsย to enable quarantined voters to exercise their political rights at the polls.

Coronavirus, Delrio: "Diciamo sรฌ al voto a distanza: la democrazia non si sospende"

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ”—https://www.repubblica.it/politica/2020/03/13/news/coronavirus_delrio_-251115180/
Coronavirus, Delrio: "Let's say yes to distance voting: democracy cannot be suspended"


Singapore government has not yet decided on elections date amid virus crisis: Deputy PM

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ”—https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/03/30/singapore-government-has-not-yet-decided-on-elections-date-amid-virus-crisis.html

Supporting Observation of a COVID-19 General Elections in Vanuatu

๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ”—https://www.idea.int/news-media/news/supporting-observation-covid-19-general-electronic octions-vanuatu
Island nation of Vanuatu emphasizes travel restrictions to conduct election.

Local elections and London mayoral race postponed for a year

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/13/local-london-mayoral-elections-postponed-year-coronavirus-uk
Local elections and London mayoral race postponed for a year.

Coronavirus: English local elections postponed for a year

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-51876269
In England, โ€˜ย local and mayoral electionsย โ€˜ have been pushed back to May 2021, one year from their original date as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Information Regarding COVID-19 and March 10, 2020 Municipal Elections

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.doj.nh.gov/news/2020/20200309-covid-19-municipal-elections.htm
Precautions and FAQ for New Hampshire, when virus was present but not widespread.


Democraticย primary: Ohio governor seeks to postpone election

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-election/democratic-primary-coronavirus-ohio-extend-mike-dewine-how-to-vote-cdc-biden-sanders-a9405506.html

Coronavirus Fears Could Become Defining US Election Issue

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.voanews.com/science-health/coronavirus-outbreak/coronavirus-fears-could-become-defining-us-election-issue
Voice of America reports concerns that the pandemic could disrupt the election process.