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March 20, 2013

Frequently Asked Questions

If the following answers to the below list of ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ does not provide you with the information you seek, please send contact us through […]
October 18, 2011

Voter Registration synopsis

Central to almost all electoral systems and their attendant processes is Voter Registration. Broadly speaking, Voter Registration is the process of verifying eligible and/or potential voters, […]
October 18, 2011

Voter Information synopsis

Voter Information programs typically occur immediately before an election, usually as a one-off event. These programs provide basic information enabling qualified citizens to vote, including: date, […]
October 18, 2011

Strategic & Financial Planning synopsis

This is the second of the Foundation Modules of BRIDGE, because like sound electoral principles (as explored in the Introduction to Election Administration – the first […]
October 18, 2011

Pre-election Activities synopsis

An election is the largest and most complex logistical operation that a country ever undertakes in peacetime.  This is often not well understood, and indeed, the […]
October 18, 2011

Post-election Activities synopsis

Elections management is frequently a form of crisis management. It’s thus hardly surprising an EMB’s first priorities during an electoral process are often the most short-term […]
October 18, 2011

Polling Counting & Results synopsis

The success of any electoral event relies on the efficient organization and conduct of the core activities of polling, counting and results tabulation. Each of these […]
October 18, 2011

Political Financing synopsis

Money is an unavoidable part of politics and elections. It is the means through which candidates and political parties can reach the electorate with their message. […]
October 18, 2011

Media & Elections synopsis

Elections and media are both expressions of fundamental human rights: the right to freedom of expression, and the right to political participation. A successful EMB relies […]
October 18, 2011

Legal Framework synopsis

This module is based around the following organising questions: Which are the components that have to be taken into account to either define or reform the […]
October 18, 2011

Introduction to Electoral Administration synopsis

Standards and Principles of Electoral Administration An election is the largest and most complex logistical operation that a country ever undertakes in peacetime.  This is often […]
October 18, 2011

Gender & Elections synopsis

In many places in the world, women struggle to be heard and, when it comes to having a voice in the highest authority in the land, […]
October 18, 2011

External Voting synopsis

With the spread of democracy throughout the world and the steady stream of economic migrants and refugees escaping regional or national conflicts, there has been a […]
October 18, 2011

Electoral Training synopsis

This module is designed to be customised by facilitators to meet the needs and experiences of participants. It can be delivered in two parts with the […]
October 18, 2011

Electoral Technology synopsis

How to approach the changes? The development of this new BRIDGE module responds to the new reality that election administrations are facing worldwide at the beginning […]
October 18, 2011

Electoral Security synopsis

Security has until recently been largely overlooked within many activities in the private and public sectors. Today it is seen as critical and an integral element […]
October 18, 2011

Electoral Observation synopsis

“Election observation and monitoring missions can play key roles in diminishing conflicts before, during and after elections” (African Union, Guidelines for African Union Electoral Observation and […]
October 18, 2011

Electoral Management Design synopsis

An election or direct democracy poll—such as a referendum—is often one of the largest single activities that are ever organized in a country. It is a […]
October 18, 2011

Electoral Dispute Resolution synopsis

It is important that election conflicts be handled promptly and properly to minimise their impact on elections and potential damage to EMBs, the Courts and the […]
October 18, 2011

Electoral Contestants synopsis

 “Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or […]
October 18, 2011

Electoral Assistance synopsis

Analysis of two decades (and millions of dollars) of electoral assistance have led to a body of lessons learned and new approaches to support. Viewing electoral […]
October 18, 2011

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October 18, 2011

Civic Education synopsis

Civic Education addresses civil society’s participation in democratic and development processes at both local and national levels. It is an important means for capacity development on […]
October 18, 2011
AssistanceHQ

Electoral Assistance

This is a central point for all information relating to the Electoral Assistance module. The objectives of the Electoral Assistance module are: To sensitise donors to […]
October 18, 2011
MediaHQ

Media and Elections

This is a central point for all information relating to the Media & Elections module. The objectives of the Media & Elections module are: To explore electoral […]
October 18, 2011
TrainingHQ

Electoral Training

This is a central point for all information relating to the Electoral Training module. The objectives of the Electoral Training module are: To explore the principles […]
October 18, 2011
ExternalHQ

External Voting

This is a central point for all information relating to the External Voting module. The objectives of the External Voting module are: To explore the principles of […]
October 18, 2011
ContestantsHQ

Electoral Contestants

This is a central point for all information relating to the Electoral Contestants module. The objectives of the Electoral Contestants module are: To explore electoral principles, […]
October 18, 2011
SecurityHQ

Electoral Security

This is a central point for all information relating to the Electoral Security module. The objectives of the Electoral Security module are: To explore the role […]
October 18, 2011
Post-electionHQ

Post-election Activities

This is a central point for all information relating to the Post-Election Activities module. The objectives of the Post-Election Activities module are: To emphasise the importance of […]
October 18, 2011
PollingHQ

Polling, Counting & Results

This is a central point for all information relating to the Polling, Counting & Results module. The objectives of the Polling, Counting & Results module are: To […]
October 18, 2011
Pre-electionHQ

Pre-election Activities

This is a central point for all information relating to the Pre-election Activities module. The objectives of the Pre-election Activities module are: To provide the tools […]
October 18, 2011
RegistrationHQ

Voter Registration

This is a central point for all information relating to the Voter Registration module. The objectives of the Voter Registration module are: To explore the principles […]
October 18, 2011
CivicHQ

Civic Education

This is a central point for all information relating to the Civic Education module. The objectives of the Civic Education module are: To explore the principles […]
October 18, 2011
InformationHQ

Voter Information

This is a central point for all information relating to the Voter Information module. The objectives of the Voter Information module are: To explore the principles […]
October 18, 2011
ObservationHQ

Electoral Observation

This is a central point for all information relating to the Electoral Observation module. The objectives of the Electoral Observation module are: To explore the principles […]
October 18, 2011
DisputeHQ

Electoral Dispute Resolution

This is a central point for all information relating to the Electoral Dispute Resolution module. The objectives of the Electoral Dispute Resolution module are: To consider […]
October 18, 2011
GenderHQ

Gender and Elections

This is a central point for all information relating to the Gender & Elections module. The objectives of the Gender & Elections module are: To introduce […]
October 18, 2011
AccessHQ

Access to the Electoral Process

This is a central point for all information relating to the Access to the Electoral Process module. The objectives of the Access to the Electoral Process […]
October 18, 2011
FinanceHQ

Political Financing

This is a central point for all information relating to the Political Financing module. The objectives of the Political Financing module are: To introduce the main […]
October 18, 2011
TechnologyHQ

Electoral Technology

This is a central point for all information relating to the Electoral Technology module. The objectives of the Electoral Technology module are: To set a framework […]
October 18, 2011
ManagementHQ

Electoral Management Design

This is a central point for all information relating to the Electoral Management Design module. The objectives of the Electoral Management Design module are: To explore the […]
October 18, 2011
DelimitationHQ

Boundary Delimitation

This is a central point for all information relating to the Boundary Delimitation module. The objectives of the Boundary Delimitation module are: To explore alternative approaches […]
October 18, 2011
LegalHQ

Legal Framework

This is a central point for all information relating to the Legal Framework module. The objectives of the Legal Framework module are: To explore the universally […]
October 18, 2011
PlanningHQ

Strategic & Financial Planning

This is a central point for all information relating to the Strategic & Financial Planning module. The objectives of the Strategic & Financial Planning module are: […]
October 18, 2011

Boundary Delimitation synopsis

Delimiting electoral district boundaries can have major consequences for the voters, political groups and communities of interest residing within these constituencies as well as for the […]
October 18, 2011

Access to the Electoral Process synopsis

In many places in the world there are people who struggle to be heard. When it comes to having a voice in the highest authority in […]
October 18, 2011
IntroductionHQ

Introduction to Electoral Administration

This is a central point for all information relating to the Introduction to Electoral Administration module. The objectives of the Introduction to Electoral Administration module are: To introduce […]
October 11, 2011

Electoral Systems synopsis

Choosing an electoral system is increasingly being recognized as one of the key institutional decisions for a democracy. Electoral system reviews and discussions are being held […]
October 11, 2011

Translations

Welcome to the BRIDGE Translations Page.  This is a central point for all translated versions of BRIDGE documents. Translations may be for specific modules, for an […]
October 6, 2011
SystemsHQ

Electoral Systems

This is a central point for all information relating to the Electoral Systems module. The objectives of the Electoral Systems module are: To introduce alternative approaches […]
August 4, 2010

Facilitator Category Accreditation Forms

The forms below are to be completed when a facilitator has gained enough experience to change their facilitator category. Semi Accredited Facilitator – Template: Template to Add Semi Accredited […]
November 30, 2009

Guide to Downloading Curriculum Files

Log in to the site (You must have registered to the website) Click the ‘Curriculum’ menu at the top of the homepage Click the ‘Curriculum Files’ […]
September 17, 2009

BRIDGE FACILITATOR HOMEPAGE

Welcome to the BRIDGE Facilitators’ page – a central point for everything you need as a BRIDGE facilitator. BRIDGE Module Workshops Here’s a handy checklist for […]
September 17, 2009

Overview of Curriculum

The BRIDGE Curriculum The BRIDGE curriculum is comprehensive, representing the most ambitious attempt ever undertaken to cover the spectrum of electoral processes and their effective administration. […]
September 9, 2009

RSS

BRIDGE Project RSS Feed To subscribe to the BRIDGE Project news feed click here. What is RSS? RSS (Rich Site Summary) is a format for delivering […]
September 9, 2009

Sitemap

An overview of the available content on this site.
September 3, 2009

Overview

In December 1999, a group of prominent electoral experts from around the world met in Canberra, Australia to discuss the potential structure and contentof a short capacity-building program for electoral administrators. They were asked to reflect on everything which, with the benefit of hindsight, they wished they had known when starting work on their first election. The knowledge they identified formed the basis for what has become the BRIDGE curriculum.

August 4, 2009

Overview of Modules

BRIDGE Version 2 comprises of three thematic groups: Electoral Architecture, Working with Electoral Stakeholders and Electoral Operations, and within these thematic groups there are 24 modules, […]
August 3, 2009
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Overview of BRIDGE V2

About BRIDGE In December 1999, a group of prominent electoral experts from around the world met in Canberra, Australia to discuss the potential structure and content […]
August 3, 2009

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers What is the process for becoming a BRIDGE facilitator? Accreditation to become a BRIDGE facilitator involves three steps: Participation in a […]
May 5, 2009

DG Newsletters

DG Newsletters DG Newsletter: Issue 1 PDF – 550 KB (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view) DG Newsletter: Issue 2 PDF – 550 Kb (Requires Adobe […]
May 5, 2009

CEDP Newsletters

CEDP Newsletters   CEDP Newsletter: Issue 1 PDF – 550 KB (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view) CEDP Newsletter: Issue 2 PDF  – 550 Kb (Requires Adobe […]
April 22, 2009

About DG BRIDGE

The BRIDGE partners have decided that DG BRIDGE will no longer be formally part of the BRIDGE program. DG BRIDGE will be rebranded in due course […]
April 21, 2009

CEDP

Civic Education Development Project The BRIDGE Civic Education Development Project (CEDP) is a professional development project to build capacity in people working in areas of democracy and governance.  This […]
December 8, 2008

Contact Us

The BRIDGE Office The BRIDGE Office is the central point of information for BRIDGE.  Located in Melbourne, Australia the BRIDGE Office exists to provide support and advice to anyone […]
October 3, 2008

Acknowledgements

BRIDGE Coordinator Ross Attrill Curriculum Coordinator Yvonne Goudie Website Coordinator Ben Murray Editorial Team Ross Attrill Melanie Chan Yvonne Goudie Paul Guerin General Editing Alexandra Hovelacque […]
September 11, 2008

BRIDGE Video Channel

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September 10, 2008
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Curriculum

The BRIDGE Curriculum Please click on the following folder to access the curriculum folders:        Information About the BRIDGE Curriculum Update Process     What are BRIDGE updates? […]
August 25, 2008

Facilitation Levels

Strategic Issues  Each month the newsletter will focus on a BRIDGE implementation issue with the aim of either setting guidelines (if possible), or encouraging discussion in […]

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