Handbooks and manuals

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Observation and management

Strengthening parliament

Civic and voter education

Conflict

  • Tsad: Programme de gestion du médiateur électoral: Manuel du participant, 2011 [PDF].
  • Conflict Management for Presiding Officers and Counting Officers in South Africa, A Brews and C Nupen, 1999
    The objectives of the handbook are to promote understanding of the nature of conflict in the context of the 1999 democratic election in South Africa to inculcate management skills that Presiding and Counting officers will require, and to provide case studies for the kinds of dispute that may arise.
  • Conflict Resolving, EISA and IEC of RSA, 1999

Parties and candidates

Legislation

Angola
  • Legislação Eleitoral de Angola 2006
    Prepared for the 2006 elections in Angola, this analysis is followed by the relevant electoral legislation, including the Code of Conduct.
Kenya
  • Kenya’s Electoral Laws and System, 2012
    Provides timely and invaluable one-stop reference to the electoral reforms recently undertaken in Kenya. By relating to international best practices, Conventions and special interest groups in elections, the Handbook is expected to broaden the reader’s understanding of election management and the institutionalization of democracy in Kenya and beyond.
  • A Guide to Mandates and Roles of County Governments in Kenya
    A concise and handy manual which has meticulously put together the must know of the Mandate and Procedure of County Governments. The project to produce the Guide was initially conceived for the County Assembly. However, in the course of putting it together it became necessary to expand the scope to include the County Executive. At the same time it became necessary to add brief information on matters of general application in the devolved system of Government in Kenya.
Mozambique
  • Mozambique’s Electoral Laws – 2004 General Elections
    The object is to provide easy access to some of the most important aspects of the legislation that will govern the presidential and legislative elections in Mozambique in 2004. The manual is intended as a support tool to be used as an introduction and not to replace the laws and regulations . Annexures contain Electoral Law, no. 7 (2004); no. 19 (2002) and 20 (2002).
  • Legislacao Eleitoral de Mocambique – Eleicoes Gerais de 2004
    The same as the above, except in Portuguese.
  • Leis e Regulamentos sobre Eleicoes Autarquicas de 2003 em Mocambique/ Electoral Legislation and Regulations for Mozambique’s 2003 Municipal Government Elections
    This handbook comprises both Portuguese and English versions of the laws and regulations that will determine the 2003 local government elections in Mozambique. Commentary is complemented by the texts of the appropriate legislation.
  • Electoral Laws and Regulations, Mozambique Elections, Tom Lodge, 1999
Namibia
  • Namibian Electoral Laws and Regulations, Tom Lodge, 1999
South Africa
  • Legislation and Regulations for South Africa’s Local Government Elections 2006
  • South African Electoral Laws and Regulations, 2004 Tom Lodge, 2004
    It is intended to serve as a practical guide for electoral officials; party agents and candidates; observers; monitors; voter educators; reporters and broadcasters, and anyone else who may need to understand the legal framework within which these elections will be administered.
  • Legislation and Regulations for South Africa’s Local Government Elections, Tom Lodge, Louise Olivier, A Venter, 2000
  • Media and Electoral Law: A Guide For Print and Broadcast Editorial Personnel in South Africa, R Louw, 1999
    Summary of the role of the media in elections; introduction; election coverage by the media; role of the media; print media; broadcast media, electoral media restrictions that have been lifted; hate speech; advertisements; state publications; special votes for journalists and other media; electoral laws.
  • South African Electoral Laws and Regulations, 2nd ed, Tom Lodge et al, 1999
    It is intended to serve as a practical guide for electoral officials; party agents and candidates; observers; monitors; voter educators; reporters and broadcasters, and anyone else who may need to understand the legal framework within which these elections will be administered.
Tanzania
  • Tanzanian Electoral Laws and Regulations, AH Senguji and Tom Lodge, 2000
    It is intended to serve as a practical guide for those who may need a concise summary of the laws governing elections in Tanzania. It covers the following: General observations; The National Electoral Commission; The Secretariat of the Commission; Voter registration; Nomination of candidates; Election campaigns; Conduct of elections; Election and voting procedures; Counting of votes; Vote addition and announcement of results; Absence of agents; Election petitions.
Zimbabwe
  • Zimbabwe Electoral Laws and Regulations, 2002
    This book is intended to help electoral officers, political party representatives, polling station observers and any other people who need to understand the rules that govern Zimbabwean elections. The handbook follows the order of events that take place in any election. An index facilitates information retrieval.