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Elections under COVID-19: The Indonesia Experience


Catch the first leg of the Halalan 2.0: Holding Free, Fair, and Safe Elections in the New Normal webinar series tomorrow, 10 February 2021 (Wednesday), at 2:30 PM. Titled “Elections under COVID-19: The Indonesia Experience”, this event will be attended by Indonesia General Election Commission Commissioner Dr. Hasyim Asy’ari along with Lembaga Survei Indonesia (Indonesian Survey Institute) Executive Director Dr. Djayadi Hanan and Perkumpulan Untuk Pemilu dan Demokrasi (Association for Elections and Democracy) Former Executive Director and Advisory Board Member Titi Anggraini to discuss the recently held Indonesia regional elections during the COVID-19 pandemic. The two-hour session will be moderated by CNN Philippines News Correspondent Joyce Ilas. 

FEBRUARY 10, 2021 | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (GMT +8) | VIA ZOOM

Elections under COVID-19: The United States of America


How did the COVID-19 pandemic change the way the U.S. conducted its presidential elections in 2020? 


Tune in to the second leg of the Halalan 2.0: Holding Free, Fair, and Safe Elections in the New Normal webinar series as we discuss the recently held U.S. presidential elections during the pandemic. This Wednesday, 17 February 2021, joining the panel are U.S. Election Assistance Commission Commissioner Thomas Hicks, University of Wisconsin-Madison - Elections Research Center Director Dr. Barry Burden, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Hussman School of Journalism and Media Associate Professor Dr. Daniel Kreiss who will be discussing the challenges, precautions, and experiences of holding national polls amidst the threat of the coronavirus disease. The two-hour session will be moderated by Rappler Multimedia Reporter Pia Ranada. 

FEBRUARY 17, 2021 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (GMT +8) | VIA ZOOM

Elections under COVID-19: The Singapore Experience


How can civil society organizations promote an inclusive and meaningful electoral process during the coronavirus pandemic? 


On the third part of the Halalan 2.0: Holding Free, Fair, and Safe Elections in the New Normal, the Ateneo School of Government, through Project Participate, will look into the role that civil society organizations and academic institutions play in increasing political participation and improving the quality of elections despite the threat of the coronavirus disease. This Wednesday, 24 February 2021 at 1PM, MARUAH Singapore Secretary Braema Mathi, International IDEA - Electoral Processes Programme Officer Erik Asplund, and National Democratic Institute - Elections and Civil Society Development Resident Senior Director Telibert Laoc will discuss the approaches and contributions of civic movements during the 2020 Singaporean general election. The two-hour panel session will be hosted and moderated by ANC News Anchor Christian Esguerra. 

FEBRUARY 23, 2021 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (GMT +8) | VIA ZOOM


Participate is a program that aims to increase and enhance non-partisan political participation by the citizenry and civil society organizations as an essential element of true democratic governance. In the months ahead, we, as a consortium, will be organizing webinars, publishing journal articles, launching social media campaigns among others to reach our objectives of bolstering citizen oversight on the electoral process, increasing the availability and accessibility of information to promote informed voting, and supporting electoral reform and constituency-building.


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