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The Commonwealth Electoral Network

The Commonwealth Electoral Network (CEN) aims to promote good practices in the field of elections management, to facilitate experience-sharing and to foster a sense of community among Commonwealth election management bodies.

The network is supported by the Commonwealth Secretariat and a steering committee composed of national election commissioners.

The CEN has working groups on voter education and electoral participation, voter registration, the independence of election management bodies, managing the influence of incumbency, and political party expenditure and campaign financing.

The network operates an online platform, Commonwealth Connects, which provides a secure online community for members to share their experiences, ask questions, and learn from each other.

Biennial Conference

Every two years, the members of the Commonwealth Electoral Network gather for a Biennial Conference, convened by the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Past conferences were held in Accra, Ghana in 2010; in Toronto, Canada in 2012; Nairobi, Kenya in 2014, and Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago in 2016.

Find out more: www.thecommonwealth.org/cen2016

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