„For democratic, free and honest elections”(2011)


Project contractors: ISI and Foundation for European and Progressive Studies (FEPS)


Implementation period: June - November 2011


Source of funding: FEPS



  • To assist with the realization of democratic, free and honest elections for president and local government in the fall of 2011.
  • The monitoring is to have a preventive effect on the possibility of violating the democracy of the elections.
  • To increase the participation of more electors in the presidential elections and the elections for local government.


Main tasks:

  • To be organized and carried out civil monitoring of the electoral legislation, of the pre-election campaign and the electoral process.
  • To realize cooperation between different NGOs for the monitoring.
  • An information campaign by the mass media which will have a preventive effect against eventual violations.
  • During the monitoring to collect the necessary information for analysis, summary and public announced conclusions in a Report of the results from the project.
  • Introducing the publicity of the results.
  • A specific broadcast message to certain groups in the society, undecided to vote – inactive electors, regardless of their orientation; electors, living in the villages and the small towns; citizens, relying on peace and security.


Criteria for the type of the monitoring:


  1. Of the electoral legislation:


- constitutionality;

- equal access and equality;

- democratic practices;

- prevention of abuses.


  1. Of the campaign:


- equality in media appearances;

- manipulation methods;

- information providing;

- accessibility to platforms, programs, projects and ideas;

- popularity of the candidates;

- information according to the place and the procedure of the elections.


  1. Of the electoral process:


- reception of the premises and the electoral documents;

- activity of the committees;

- assurance of order and legality;

- avoiding of violations;

- behavior of candidates and headquarters;

- media attitude;

- reading out results;

- activity of the polling agencies;

- types of control and simultaneous counting of votes;

- attitude on the night after the elections.