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Electoral issues

26/09/2002 - 28/09/2002

Annual Conference of the Association of Central and Eastern European Election Officials (ACEEEO) on "International legal standards and practice in Europe in the domain of elections".

This 11th annual conference is organised by ACEEEO, the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation and the International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES).

Remodeling of the existing European electoral standards in a single international document seems to be in full conformity with the political spirit of nowadays. Such a text could represent a fresh impetus to the efforts to harmonise international and domestic elections-related legislation. The Venice Commission shall share its expertise in the domain of legal aspects of electronic voting (e-voting).

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