Small Grants. In 2021, ELECTOR will provide a series of small grants to kick-start innovative new research projects on election observation. More details about these grants will be advertised in December.
Stakeholder Workshop. To ensure that ELECTOR supports projects that produce knowledge useful to observers, and is grounded in the realities of their work, ELECTOR will host a launch meeting and stakeholder workshop in November 2021. This will provide observers with a change to shape the new research agenda on election observation. Priority questions for research are likely to include the impact of new electoral technologies on observation, the influence of ‘fake news’ and disinformation on observation, the changing relationship between domestic and international observers, and the challenge of better connecting election observation with democracy assistance