Citizen Oversight of Elections: How to Get Involved in Elections Beyond Voting
Are you interested in learning how to get involved in the June 2013 presidential elections, aside from voting? Have you seen or heard about election violations in the past and wondered how you could document and report them? If so, this is the course for you. The Citizen Oversight of Elections: How to Get Involved in Elections beyond Voting course will help you learn what you can do as a citizen, in addition to voting, to stay active throughout the 2013 presidential election.
This course will give you the tools and knowledge you need to informally engage in election observations before, during and after the presidential elections. Aside from voting, you can add to the demand for improvements in the election process by observing and calling attention to actions that violate the election law, reflect poor administration of the election by authorities, demonstrate questionable conduct of candidates and their supporters, and infringe upon the peaceful election climate.
The course is divided into five lessons:
- Election basics;
- How you can safely participate as an observer of Iran’s elections;
- What to observe during the pre-election period;
- What to observe on election day; and
- What to observe after election day.
In these lessons, you will learn how you can safely raise awareness of actions that violate established election standards and infringe upon Iranians electoral rights.
At the end of each lesson, you can take a short quiz to test what you have learned.