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ACEEEO Newsletter - June 2018

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1. THE AGENDA OF THE 27th ACEEEO ANNUAL CONFERENCE IS FILLING UP

Recognizing the fact that today more than ever we face with emergence of new forces, which attempt to disrupt the electoral process and undermine the legitimacy of elections using new technology and methods and that election management bodies must be diligent to understand and meet these challenges, the Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Lithuania and the Association of European Election Officials decided to co-organize its Annual Conference with the topic of ‘Guaranteeing Voter Privacy, Security and Integrity’. The Conference will be held on 5-7 September 2018, in Vilnius, Lithuania.

The invitation letters already were sent out to all ACEEEO Members and Partners, but the invitation is also published on the website of the Association.

The high relevance of the given topic resulted an outstanding interest of both those who have experience to share and also those who intend to learn more from this experience.

Among our speakers we welcome:

Laura Matjošaitytė, President of ACEEEO, Chairperson of the Central Electoral Commission of Lithuania

High-level Representative of Lithuania (TBC)

Daniel Barbu, President, Permanent Electoral Authority of Romania

Allan Best, Managing Director, The DELIAN Project

Ingrid Bicu, Director of the Communication and International Affairs Department, Permanent Electoral Authority of Romania

Arnis Cimdars, Chairman of the Central Electoral Commission of Latvia

Valdete Daka, President of Central Election Commission of the Republic of Kosovo

Paul DeGregorio, Honorary Member, ACEEEO

Mariya Gabriel, EU Commissioner to Bulgaria (TBC)

Pierre Garrone, Head of Division, Elections and Political Parties Division, Secretariat of the Venice Commission, Council of Europe

Dmitriy Gladey, Director of the International Institute of Monitoring. Democracy, Parliamentarianism and Suffrage for the IPA CIS

William J. Hybl, Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors, IFES

Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Honorary Member, ACEEEO

Richard W. Soudriette, Honorary Member, ACEEEO

Zsolt Szolnoki, Secretary General of ACEEEO

Gregor Wenda, Deputy Head of Department III/6, Electoral Affairs, Federal Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Austria

Tamar Zhvania, Chairperson of the Central Electoral Commission of Georgia

The list to be extended soon.

Continuing the long-lasting tradition the ACEEEO Conference gives opportunity to the electoral officials to learn about the recent developments in the field of electoral technology. In the frame of the Exhibition and the Special Workshop on Cyber Security, commercial companies producing electoral solutions will present their products to the participants of the event, focusing on the protection of voters’ information and all digital data used in elections; the securing technology of the voting process from a cyber-security perspective; the communication of trust towards voters; independence of elections; the importance of prevent fraud.

Please visit our website, where you can find all the relevant information: the Registration form, the Concept Paper of the Conference, the Draft of Agenda and other Practical Information.

In case of any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the ACEEEO Secretariat at aceeeo@aceeeo.org.

 

There is still time to register!

We encourage all those who are interested in attending the meeting to fill in the Registration Form and book the hotel as soon as possible. The first deadline for the discounted hotel booking has already passed, therefore, we will have only a limited number of rooms to be booked..

We do hope that you join our discussion and we meet in Vilnius.

 

2. UPCOMING ELECTIONS IN THE ACEEEO REGION

 

General elections will be held in Bosnia and Herzegovina on 7 October, 2018.

For further informationIn case you would need any additional information please contact the Secretariat of the CEC BiH.

 

3. OTHER NEWS

Elections Calendar for ACEEEO Members

Country

Type of election

Date

Turkey

Early presidential and parliamentary

24 June

Latvia

Parliamentary

6 October

Bosnia and Herzegovina

General

7 October

Georgia

Presidential

October

R. Moldova

Parliamentary

December