Election Access Observation Toolkit

Updated: October 2018
Cover of the toolkit shows a woman assisting a man in a wheelchair with another woman standing behind them

Produced by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), the Election Access Observation Toolkit provides disabled person’s organizations (DPOs) and election observer groups with the background and tools to effectively incorporate a disability rights perspective into domestic and international observation missions. The toolkit, supported by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, United States Agency for International Development and Global Affairs Canada, gathers lessons learned from election access observations in a wide range of country contexts, including Haiti, Indonesia, and Kosovo. The toolkit includes:

  • Step-by-step instructions for DPOs and national or international observer groups to collect data via standalone disability-focused observations;
  • Detailed checklists for long-and short-term observations and guidance on how to contextualize to national laws and policies;
  • An illustrative list of disability-inclusive questions that could be added to the observation checklists of mainstream observers; and
  • An appendix of resources, such as observer reports from election access observations.

The full toolkit is available below.




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