What we are passionate about
Election administration is a complex phased process many nations face various forms of challenges to manage. Preparing the next generation of election officials, as well as furthering the professional development of existing election administrators and engaging voters in the process is at the core of USICES effort to build sustainable election management communities in developing democracies.
Election observation is a valued tool for improving the quality of elections regardless of the degree of democratic stability or advancement of any country. Observers help build public confidence in the honesty of electoral processes. Be it international or domestic, observation help in promoting and protecting the civil and political rights of participants in elections.
Specialized Training in Election Administration
Assistance to EMBs range from funding in-service training within a USICES/EMBs partnership to promote professionalism and sustain institutional memory, train EMB officials on the most recent innovations on election and important topics and promoting hands-on sessions with U.S. State and County election offices to facilitate networking.