Slovakia - Obcianske OKO
The Obcianske Oko (Civic Eye) association was founded in 1998 to provide citizen oversight of electoral process. Despite obstacles from then-governing forces 1,750 trained volunteer observers performed their tasks responsibly and impartially as the parallel vote tabulation veriefied the official election results. The Constitutional Court ruled in favor of Obcianske oko to grant citizen observers‘ right to seek information on election process inside polling stations.
Civic Eye has been active in election monitoring (ten national polls and over twenty elections abroad) and occasionally conducts voter information or get-out-the-vote campaigns. The Association engages in advocacy efforts to improve the legislative framework for elections and referenda in Slovakia. Moreover Obcianske oko has been active in NGO advocacy efforts organizing debates about public policy issues related to Euro-Atlantic integration, freedom of information, alternative-to-military service, conflict-of-interest, parliament and education reform. Civic Eye provides often expert assistance to NGOs from Balkans, FSU and MENA regions.
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