iVote’s research on the 2020 US elections

iVote continues to update US Vote Foundation’s database of voting information and key election dates and deadlines, covering all presidential primaries, state offices and the November presidential election in 50 US states and territories, providing important information to voters on voter registration, absentee ballots, early voting, polling places, overseas and military voting options, student voters…

ivote engaged in eLearning programs for public officials

iVote Group is developing numerous eLearning courses for public officials, particularly in the area of election administration. These programs can be used by pollworkers, police and other stakeholders to review duties on election day and simulate voting situations. Courses have been designed for virtual online classroom use, and offline use on mobile devices. These courses…

iVote Group develops anti-corruption tool

The iVote Group recently delivered a database and website to evaluate and record vulnerabilities to corruption at the municipal government level. Using the International Republican Institutes (IRI)’s unique methodology, the database documents legal frameworks to combat corruption, rules that shape the conduct of civil service and public officials, citizens’ access information and means to hold…

Evaluating Electoral Assistance in Zambia

The iVote Group LLC was awarded a contract to evaluate a multi-donor fund for electoral support in Zambia. The project, implemented by UNDP and the Election Commission Zambia, spanned the 2016 general elections and referendum and concludes in 2018. Findings and recommendations will also contribute to the design of future electoral assistance in Zambia.

Framework for Human Rights Monitoring in Elections

The iVote Group recently develop a methodology for election observers in Nigeria to monitor and document human rights violations taking place during the election and campaign period in Nigeria. The methodology and checklist has been piloted by domestic observers in Ekiti State in 2018 with further deployment expected in 2019.

New Customized Legislation Tracking service

In the summer of 2018, The iVote Group launched a new project together with Ginko Street Labs to develop a legislative tracking platform and service. Subscribers of the program will be able to track and receive updates of relevant laws as they make their way through federal and state legislative drafting processes. Roll-out is slated…

Kyrgyz biometric voter identification project

In early 2016 The iVote Group conducted an independent impact evaluation of a project to enable biometric identification of voters in Kyrgyzstan. The initiative was part of an ongoing effort of UNDP Kyrgyzstan, to provide assistance to the Central Election Commission and State Registry of Voters, and funded by the Government of Japan.

State-by-State database of US voting information

The iVote Group was awarded a contract in 2016 to maintain the dates, deadlines, and other important information concerning voting laws and regulations in the 50 US states plus territories. The public website provides details on different voting options and rules for voter registration, voter ID, and early voting and absentee balloting for voters, and is…

New App connects CSOs and citizens with legal aid providers

The iVote Group recently completed a mobile app and web platform to connect NGOs, advocacy groups and citizens to providers of legal aid (paid and pro bono). The project was awarded by Counterpart International, as part of the USAID funded Civil Society Innovation Initiative on the Innovation for Change project.  The service works on a…

Assistance to the MFA and PEA of Romania

The iVote Group recently advised the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Permanent Electoral Authority of Romania on developing the official government strategy and operational plan for Romania’s electoral assistance programs. Funded through a partnership between UNDP Romania and the MFA, the project consisted of a needs assessment through field interviews with government officials in Romania,…