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Election observation provides opportunity to assess voting system
Roller coaster experience was ‘experience of a lifetime’ for observer

By David Levine
Special to electionlineWeekly

(Editor’s Note: This week, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR) released its Election Observation Mission Final Report from the November 8, 2016 election. The full report can be found here. Frequent electionline contributor David Levine served on the Mission. His observations are featured in this week’s electionlineWeekly.)

At the invitation of the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to observe the November 8, 2016 general elections, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR) assessed the pre-election environment and preparations for the US 2016 General Election.

Most of those with whom OSCE/ODIHR spoke expressed confidence in the administration of the election, but they also welcomed OSCE/ODIHR election observation activity because they were concerned about matters such as: Read More…

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