Credible, inclusive, participatory and peaceful elections are critical to ensure that citizens have a voice in how they are governed. Unfortunately, electoral violence and fraud plague many elections, requiring new approaches to promote electoral integrity.

A leader in political and electoral conflict management and mitigation, Creative has tools and programs to address emerging threats of violence and fraud. Creative offers electoral threat assessment and election conflict prevention planning, peaceful election advocacy campaigns and electoral audits and fraud forensics.

Creative works closely with election management bodies—the backbone of the electoral process—and other electoral stakeholders to become more effective and responsive to voters’ needs. Creative employs innovative methodologies to help these bodies—whether for national, local or nongovernmental elections—to effectively use technologies, incorporate gender sensitive approaches and include marginalized groups in the process.

Electoral oversight through long and short-term impartial international observation is an important feature of elections that Creative undertakes.

Creative draws upon its core senior staff and an extensive roster of electoral experts for technical assistance and observation efforts. These experts have deep experience and expertise at every stage of the electoral cycle from legal and operational framework development through results certification.

Employing its network of election management bodies, civil society organizations and academic institutions around the world, Creative offers electoral educational opportunities in order to form a new generation of electoral policymakers and implementers. Through voter and civic education, Creative empowers and educates citizens to foster participatory and representative political systems.

Creative’s recent experience in elections can be found here.


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Lessons from an earlier Iraq: Keeping the peace in the electoral process

As Iraq struggles with its current security and political crises, it’s important to reflect back and explore the electoral practices in Iraq that offered fair and representative processes for Iraqis to choose their own government. Learn More...

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New Framework offers practical tools to investigate and prosecute electoral violence

A new, first-of-its-kind toolkit provides authorities with tools to build stronger cases against perpetrators of electoral violence and reduce the culture of impunity that often surrounds these crimes. Learn More...

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What we’ve learned 30 years after the first foray into electoral assistance

Thirty years ago, the repressive regime of Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier fell in Haiti, and the country confronted a new challenge: running democratic elections. Electoral integrity expert Jeff Fischer revisits this era and lessons learned. Learn More...