EU election observation background
The EU has a consolidated election observation methodology. The observers do not interfere with the electoral process and do not have the authority to change or correct any anomaly they may find. All EU observers are subject to a strict code of conduct and ethical directives that guarantee neutrality and impartiality.
The EU EOM operates according to the “Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation” adopted in 2005 by the United Nations and by a series of international organizations that take part in election observation.
The main objectives of the EU election observation is:
The EU EOM will present a preliminary statement within 48 hours after the election day. One or two months after the elections take place, a final report with recommendations for future electoral processes with be presented.
The EU EOM employs the following criteria during its assessment of an electoral process: