June 21, 2010, 12:07 p.m.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has released the sixth edition of its Election Observation Handbook.
This new edition takes account of developments in field practices that have evolved since 2005, such as those for observing new voting technologies and an increased emphasis on the observation of post-election developments. It includes details on how ODIHR has tailored its election-related activities to needs that have been identified in order to best assist participating States with the resources available. As such, this edition of the Handbook provides an overview of the different formats that ODIHR can employ when undertaking election-related activities, including election observation missions, limited election observation missions, election assessment missions and expert teams. Finally, it also elaborates on follow-up to ODIHR election-related recommendations, as well as on media and statistical analysis.