Voting from Abroad: The International IDEA Handbook

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International IDEA, 2007 - 278 pagina's

The constitutions of many countries guarantee the right to vote for all citizens.

However, in reality, voters who are outside their home country when elections take place are often disenfranchised because of a lack of procedures enabling them to exercise that right.

Voting from Abroad: The International IDEA†Handbook examines the theoretical and practical issues surrounding external voting. It provides an overview of external voting provisions in 115 countries and territories around the world, including a map illustrating the regional spread.

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Case studies
3
Case studies
8
a comparative overview
11
a longestablished system for external voting at diplomatic missions
53
a system that is too subjective?
59
The legal framework and an overview of electoral legislation
65
Three structural problems of external voting
71
Entitlement to vote
89
postwar trends in external voting
163
The political rights of migrant workers and external voting
173
Case studies
184
Overview of the arguments for and against the introduction of external voting
187
the first experience of external voting
193
a large diaspora and low turnout by external voters
200
Evoting and external voting
217
a world survey of 214 countries and territories
234

Examples of qualifications for external voting
99
The implementation of external voting
113
a decision based on political calculations
132
Conclusions
157
References and further reading
252
Annex E About the contributors
267
About International IDEA
276

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