The empowerment of election officials and executives is usually overlooked, understated or simply ignored; yet elections cannot be conducted without plans in place to improve their efficiency and effectiveness; especially through training. As one of the foremost mechanisms for improving elections, training is crucial to organizational performance enhancement.

The United States International Center for Electoral Support (USICES) training programs are uniquely designed initiatives that hope to provide senior officials of electoral management bodies with expert-based skills necessary to contribute to improving the quality of election administration in their respective countries.

ICT and Cyber Security in Election Administration

Washington D.C. – U.S.A. | February 24 – 28, 2020
Cost: US$1,000

The accelerating development and increasing use of ICT applications available for electoral purposes have dramatically changed the way elections are conducted in numerous countries. This course is tailored to identify, categorize, analyze and develop appropriate and contextual mechanisms and tools.

Data Analysis and Management in Election Administration

Washington D.C. – U.S.A. | November 25 – 29, 2019
Cost: US$1,000

Making an informed decision is critical in serving the public well. Oftentimes election administrators are asked to weigh in on potential legislation or to review procedures to identify areas of opportunity for improvement and need to be able to objectively proceed with what is best based on sound, quantifiable data. Supporting something because “it’s always been done that way” or because “it sounds like a good idea” should not be the modus operandi for any election official.

Designing Election Tools and Administering E-Day Command Centers

Washington D.C. – U.S.A. | Date to be announced
Cost: US$1,000

Things will go wrong on Election Day: election machines malfunction, ballot shortages, polling places inaccessible or loss of power, equipment is inadequate to handle the volume of voters, or a state’s voter registration register or database becomes inaccessible, rendering it difficult to check-in voters, among many other potential issues…