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  The Electoral College
States are represented in the Electoral College according to their total number of representatives in the legislative branch.
Since the Electoral College did not work in 1824 (John Quincy Adams was elected by the House), the supporters of Andrew Jackson went to work on the state level and got the vote extended to the common man and they also got most states to allow the Electors to be elected by popular vote.
Explanation of the Electoral College: The number of representatives are determined by the total number of representatives that state has in Congress (Senate and House).
www.bluegrass.kctcs.edu /LCC/HIS/101/electoral.html   (742 words)

According to the operational plan of the Electoral Commission (which was adopted and presented at the weekly donors' meeting on 6 August), a number of other key preparatory activities for the elections were, at the time of the drafting of the present report, five weeks behind schedule.
On 7 August, President Patassé convened a meeting with donors, government officials, the Electoral Commission and MINURCA, at which the CEMI Chairman presented a progress report and indicated that, in view of the operational delays caused largely by the lack of resources, the elections might not be held as scheduled.
On 14 August, the Electoral Commission met with President Patassé and subsequently announced in a press communiqué that it envisaged, for technical and legal reasons, a modification of the electoral calendar.
www.hri.ca /fortherecord1998/documentation/security/s-1998-783.htm   (4061 words)

 Electoral calendar released   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
He said the electoral process would be divided into eight segments and that ministers coordinating each of them had been designated.
Assingambi said the electoral census would largely be based on the general population census carried out 8-22 December 2003 and whose results would be released in March.
This final electoral calendar was released days after CAR leader Francois Bozize set up an eight-member interministerial committee to prepare the electoral process.
www.irinnews.org /print.asp?ReportID=39068   (609 words)

 electoral college — Infoplease.com
The electors are directed by the Constitution to vote in their respective states, and Congress is authorized to count their votes.
Then, “after the choice of the President, the Person having the greatest Number of Votes of the Electors shall be the Vice President”;; in case of a tie the Senate would choose the vice president.
The Electoral College - The Electoral College The next step in the process is the nomination of electors in each state,...
www.infoplease.com /ce6/history/A0816970.html   (339 words)

Electoral Staff The Joint Electoral Management Body, through its Secretariat, shall appoint such electoral officials at regional, provincial, and local level as are required for conducting a free and fair election.
Observers, Political Party Independent Candidate Agents The Joint Electoral Management Body shall determine procedures for accreditation of domestic and international election observers, and of agents of political parties and of independent candidates and shall be responsible for granting such accreditation and establishing a Code of Conduct covering their behavior.
Electoral Complaints Complaints regarding voting procedures raised at the polling station should be resolved by the polling station committee in question.
users.tns.net /~parwin/politics/Law/ElectroralLaw.htm   (5600 words)

 Worldwide Elections Guide: Services & Information: SSHL
The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES): a collaborative program of cross-national research in over fifty states, conducts research on the effects of electoral institutions on citizens’ attitudes and behavior, and democratic institutions across different political regimes.
Electoral Systems in Asia: provides political data including presidential and parliamentary election results and individual country profiles.
Electoral Systems in the Middle East: provides political data including presidential and parliamentary election results and individual country profiles.
sshl.ucsd.edu /election/world.html   (951 words)

 Election Law @ Moritz - Commentary (Election Reform's Top Priority: Changing the Electoral College Calendar)
If states resolve all controversies concerning their choice of presidential electors by this deadline, then Congress is obligated on January 6 to accept these electors’ votes.
Of course, extending the Electoral College calendar could also increase the period of uncertainty surrounding the outcome of the presidential election.
Thus, the 110th Congress's first election reform should be to change the Electoral College calendar to give states until the end of December to conclude the selection of their presidential electors.
moritzlaw.osu.edu /electionlaw/commentary/articles.php?ID=93   (1088 words)

 AngolaPress - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
On the communiquè issued by the opposition parties it is mentioned the imperative need to proceed the dialogue and concert, aiming at the approval of a consensual calendar among the political parties, for better discussion of the electoral process.
Meanwhile, the parliamentary whip of the MPLA, Bornito de Sousa, in presenting the referred calendar at a Press conference, stressed that the proposal is in line with the new bills submitted to the National Assembly (parliament).
He informed that the MPLA is open to initiatives from other political forces aiming for the enrichment of the presented calendar, which has six basic tasks, and that it has been elaborated according to the recommendation that came out of the latest meeting of the Council of the Republic, held on 02 July.
www.angolapress-angop.ao /noticia-e.asp?ID=276933   (314 words)

 IEC publishes the new electoral calendar - Congo Planet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) published on Tuesday September 19 2006, the new electoral calendar which confirms the date of the presidential election run-off on October 29 and the start of the election campaign for October 13 at midnight.
With respect to the deployment of the electoral material, IEC further said: "the deployment of the electoral kit for the two votes (including the ballot papers for the provincial elections) is proceeding in the provinces, territories, other localities and centers of deployment.
IEC thanks the International Community, the Donor Community and the Congolese National Police for their "remarkable assistance "that was very much instrumental in helping it to fulfill its mission, notably "organizing the free and democratic elections in all transparency, responsibility and fairness."
congoplanet.com /article.jsp?id=4526555   (306 words)

 Haiti Reborn - Elections and 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Based on the electoral law of July 1999, all the terms of the chamber of deputies and at least 1/3 (as many as 2/3) of the senate will expire in January.
Following the announcement of the winners, the OAS Electoral Observation Mission made a public statement noting that "according to the provisions of the Electoral Law the methodology used to calculate the vote percentages for Senate candidates which were released earlier this week, is not correct" (OAS, 6/2/00).
The Permanent Council drafts the electoral code for the executive branch’s approval, it oversees registration of candidates and voters, it runs the election activities, announces the results and is the final arbiter of any electoral disputes.
www.quixote.org /hr/campaigns/lhl/elections-and-2004.php   (2719 words)

 Malawi Electoral Support Network Report on the 2004 Malawi Elections
The elections were organised, administered and managed by the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of Malawi and the Electoral Law.
The electoral law was assessed to be sufficient although there were attempts to adjust the Constitution to allow for the conduct of tripartite elections so that Local Government Elections were also conducted this year.
At CI in Blantyre violence arose between voters and suspected that the electoral officials were not conducting the polls in a transparent manner.
www.sdnp.org.mw /~solomon/mec/mesn.htm   (2021 words)

 monuc.org: Calendar ::: 25/11/2005
Calendar of the elections for the Presidency (1st round) and National Assembly in DRC.
Electoral campaign for the first round of the presidential elections and for the legislative elections
Publication of the electoral calendar for the first round of the presidential elections and for the legislative elections to the National Assembly
www.monuc.org /news.aspx?newsID=740   (391 words)

 Votex - Présentation du système   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Several lengthy meetings with electoral managers and specialists have led to the improved and latest design and configuration.
Moreover, the software Votex Electoral Management System, which can be used together with the Votex Electronic Voting System, is built with mechanisms to prevent fraud at the time of registration.
Trails are made with the system prior to each activity as indicated on the attached calendar electoral calendar (.pdf 883 Kb).
www.votex.ca /en/votex/default.html   (208 words)

 americas.org - National Assembly extends voter registration deadline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
President of the Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) Roberto Rivas said that, while the extension of the ID card application period will cause disruption to the electoral calendar and electoral process as a whole, the CSE will abide by the legislation.
In the presentation he mentioned a number of problems the mission has found within the Nicaraguan electoral process including power struggles, bias within the electoral authorities, an imperfect electoral law, an electoral role containing inaccuracies, an imperfect and slow system of ID card distribution and a tradition of political polarization and confrontation.
Halleslevens said that 100% of the air force and 80% of the navy as well as a large proportion of army trucks and vehicles will also be involved in the operation to guarantee security during the election.
www.americas.org /item_28927   (734 words)

 Binational parley seeks path to more Mexican democracy | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Mexico's transition to democracy has been stalled by a system that discourages coalitions, and widespread electoral reforms must be made for the country to move forward, Mexico's interior minister said Friday in San Diego.
Now, more than halfway through his six-year term, Fox's administration is proposing a series of electoral reforms aimed at improving the country's ability to govern itself.
Although it is not strictly part of its package of proposed reforms, the Fox administration is also backing a PAN proposal for the re-election of legislators and city council members.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20040404/news_1n4mexico.html   (678 words)

 monuc.org: Thinking ahead: Elections bring bigger picture in ::: 22/05/2006
The publication of this calendar allows everyone to plan ahead and augments confidence in the electoral process.
All parties should sign, and adhere strictly, to a code of conduct to ensure appropriate behaviour during the official electoral campaign period, and that people avoid character assassination or provocative statements but rather focus on the issues and support equal access to the media.
Congolese citizens also need to continue informing themselves about the Constitution and electoral law, that is, about their rights and obligations as citizens in a democratic society.
www.monuc.org /news.aspx?newsID=11131   (2592 words)

As we have heard, although much remains to be done and a final electoral calendar has yet to be announced and the elections officially convened, definitive progress has been made over the past few weeks on various of the most critical elements on the list.
Likewise, the amendment of the electoral decree to streamline the electoral disputes process, the adoption of a public campaign finance decree and movement towards the creation of a Commission of Electoral Guarantees, are clearly steps in the right direction.
It is also imperative at this stage that a formal, final electoral calendar be published and the elections convened, in a framework which will allow the constitutional deadline of February 7th, 2006 for the transfer of presidential power to be upheld, and that the elections to be held be inclusive, transparent and uphold international standards.
www.oas.org /speeches/speech.asp?sCodigo=05-0244   (788 words)

 Venezuela’s Electoral Council President Abdicates
José Silva Pineda, the head of the European Union’s observer mission also said that lack of confidence in the electoral system may not be due to any technical problems in the electoral system, and that the feeling of mistrust was created by the campaigns singularly focused on the electoral process.
Sumate, the electoral watch group whose leaders are being charged with treason for having used U.S. government money for supervising and promoting the August 2004 recall referendum, rejected the audit.
Although Sumate (“join up”) had long called for an independent audit of the electoral registry, a Sumate press release said that the CAPEL audit had been “conducted behind the back of the country,” implying that citizens were insufficiently informed about the auditing process.
www.venezuelanalysis.com /news.php?newsno=1927   (1039 words)

 Erdogan, Baykal receive democracy award Electoral board's calendar paves the way for Erdogan Mumcu strongly criticizes ...
Supreme Election Board (YSK) announced the calendar for the renewed Siirt elections, paving the way for ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan to become a deputy candidate in this province.
Published in yesterday's official Gazette, the election calendar sets January 23 as the deadline for applications of deputy candidates.
As the constitutional amendment paving the way for Erdogan to become a candidate is expected to go into effect by that date, Erdogan will be able to become a candidate at the Siirt elections to be held on February 9.
www.turkishdailynews.com.tr /archives.php?id=30583   (1238 words)

 IFES - Elections Project
IFES is advising the NEC on a number of issues, such as the development of the electoral calendar, liaising with civil society organizations, the demarcation of electoral districts and establishing procedures for party registration and candidate nomination.
Through its Electoral Violence Education and Resolution (EVER) program, IFES is also designing strategies to monitor and mitigate electoral violence throughout Liberia.
IFES gave assistance to the NEC in the drafting of the Electoral Reform Law, which was signed into law by the National Transitional Legislative Assembly in December 2004.
www.ifes.org /delim/elections-project.html?projectid=liberialeap   (571 words)

 Uhhp.com :: Important dates in Haiti's History: 1987 - 1990
The CEP hands over the text of electoral law to the Minister of Justice.
The elections are suspended, and the CEP is dissolved by General Henri Namphy.
General Namphy introduces a new electoral calendar and sets January 17, 1988, as the new election date.
haiti.uhhp.com /important_dates/important_dates15.html   (488 words)

 Electoral Calendar & Elections Around the World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The election calendar shown above is taken from this web site.
This web site has a number of good related links right at the beginning of the site as well as good information on various electoral systems.
IFES also maintains an election calendar and features on highlighted world elections.
members.aol.com /mtaylor768/World_Elections.htm   (131 words)

 The NarcoSphere || Haiti Gov't: No Elections Dec. 27 After All
The previous date, announced by both the head of the coup government and the head of its electoral council, is not possible according to others in the electoral council, meaning more than 22 months after the coup ne elections will have taken place.
Vice-president of electoral operations, Pierre Richard Duchemin, spoke Saturday of a grand cacophony, noting that the country doesn't need any more confusion during this already confused period, and disclosing that no member of the Council had agreed with the dates announced last Thursday.
For his part, Electoral Council member Patrick Féquière denounced what he called inappropriate interference by the Executive in the electoral process and what he called the confused role of the new director general named by the Executive, Jacques Bernard.
narcosphere.narconews.com /story/2005/12/5/84218/8730   (966 words)

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