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Systematic Analysis of Electoral Campaigns using Modern Methodologies

Systematic Analysis of Electoral Campaigns using Modern Methodologies

The project is aimed at preparing of the GOLOS network in Northwest Russia for advanced long-term and short-term observation of the upcoming federal elections by involving a wide range of stakeholders into this process. The results of shall be analyzed using mathematical methods and presented to the public.

The activities during the project are:

• Expert conferences attended by leaders of political parties, general public, mass media, representatives of the election commissions, deputies, and academic com-munity of the regions, on the following topics: «New Methodologies in Election Observation», «Perspectives of the new Electoral Code», «What effect will the new methods of electoral statistics have? How to perform independent analysis of the election results?»

• Press-conferences on the results of long-term and short-term election monitoring in Kaliningrad, Petrozavodsk and St. Petersburg;

• Upgrade of the web-site of GOLOS hot-line to accumulate reports on electoral violations using new tools of data collection and analysis;

• Wide dissemination of information and transcripts of the expert conferences, along with their placement at GOLOS’ and partner organizations' sites;

• Monitoring of the election to the State Duma of RF in St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, and Petrozavodsk including long-term and short-term observation, statistical analysis of the election results, disseminating information on the results of monitoring;

• Organization of a final conference with detailed presentation of the electoral statistics.

Visit the web site where you can report on or view election violations online here.

New York Times has written about the project. Read the NYT article here.


Concrete expected results in the long run:

• Monitoring of the 2011-2012 State Duma and Presidential elections using statistically based observation methodology and recommendations to improve Russian electoral practices;

• Promoting of new Russian Electoral Code developed by GOLOS through the State Duma as a single piece of legislation governing all elections in Russia.