The objective of electoral observation missions is to increase the trust of electors, promote their participation in the poll and report to the international community on the integrity of the process.
With a view to helping electoral observers to adequately prepare themselves for their mission, the Directeur général des élections du Québec has created a practical guide. This document deals with the principles and codes of conduct in the electoral observation field as well as the role of the various intervening parties. The guide presents the preparations, the conduct of and the follow-up on an observation mission.
A training seminar has been developed to complement the practical guide. The objective of this seminar is to make observers aware of their strategic role, to familiarize them with their work context, and to give them information that will help them prepare adequately for an observation mission.
Electoral observation, practical guide intended for members of electoral observation missions abroad