East Antrim Alliance MLA, Stewart Dickson, is the Council of Europe Congress Spokesperson on the Observation of Local and Regional elections and a Member of the Council for Democratic Elections.
The Congress has recently launched a new Practical Guide, which has been contributed to by Mr Dickson. The Guide, ‘Administrative resources and fair elections’, has been published to aid local and regional politicians and public officials across all 47 Council of Europe States.
Mr Dickson said: “The Guide is based on the checklist for compliance with international standards and good practices to prevent misuse of administrative resources during local and regional election cycles.
“It aims to give a practical understanding and contains a checklist, as well as a number of practice examples that were reported to the Congress Observers during electoral missions, including those that I led.”
You can read the guide here.