7th International Electoral Awards

The 18th International Electoral Affairs Symposium was held in the Maldives in July 2019, in partnership with the Electoral Commission of the Maldives.

The International Centre for Parliamentary Studies held International Electoral Affairs Symposiums and International Electoral Awards ceremonies all over the world - from Malaysia, Mexico, Kenya, South Africa, Namibia, Jamaica and more.

The most recent International Electoral Affairs Symposium held in 24th to 26th May 2017 in Sri Lanka, in cooperation with The Election Commission of Sri Lanka, was hailed a great success, with participants coming from over 35 different countries.

The Symposium brought together international election management bodies, NGOs, donor agencies and other relevant stakeholders to share their experiences, discuss the ongoing challenges in election management and strengthen international relations.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Improving accessibility for voters
  • Gender equality in Elections
  • Engaging the Youth electorate and attracting First-Time Voters
  • Advances in electronic voting technologies
  • Ensuring EMBs are independent and free from interference
  • Modernising the electoral processes with minimal disruption
  • Building transparency and accountability in elections
  • The impact of training in the electoral process
  • Biometric - enrolment, identification & verification solutions
  • The value of the vote - equality in the value of votes
  • Security seals, labels, indelible ink and ballots for elections

High Profile Speakers
Participants heard from high level public officials and leading international experts, offering a variety of perspectives in relation to effective election management. A series of interactive presentations, workshops, round-table discussions and case studies will take place over the course of the three days and will include contributions from senior electoral officials, academic experts and global solution providers, who have vast experience in planning and overseeing successful elections worldwide.

The Symposium also provided hours of networking time, including breakfast round-table discussions, coffee breaks, lunches, drinks receptions and dinners, ensuring that all participants have the maximum possible time to establish and strengthen relationships and exchange ideas.

To find out more about the International Electoral Fairs Symposium, please visit our Symposium Website