An International Perspective on Observing US Elections

Author
Rachel Lastinger, Sandra Urquiza
Content Type
Special Report
Institution
Georgetown Journal of International Affairs
Abstract
Election observers are a crucial mechanism for transparency in the electoral process and can play a key role in electoral reform. In the United States, election observers’ findings can be more efficiently utilized to catalyze needed reform. The Carter Center has observed over 113 elections and supported citizen observer efforts in various countries. Drawing from this international experience, we suggest that US election observers can monitor the electoral process beyond election day, from voter registration to election dispute resolution and have a similar impact on electoral reform and integrity.
Topic
Civil Society, Governance, Law, Elections
Political Geography
United States of America, North America