International Organizations Helping Monitor Polls on Election Day

Oct 30, 2012

Credit League of Women Voters of California via Flickr Creative Commons

Next week, voters will take to the polls to elect the next president of the United States.  Watching the process will be a number of observers from all sides of the political process. From the GOP, election fraud hawks will be making sure poll workers comply with new voter ID laws effective in a number of states.  Democratic groups like the AFL-CIO will also be watching to try and prevent and report misconduct and voter disenfranchisement.  And perhaps most notably, a group of international UN observers will be monitoring polls on election day.  Alexander Bolton of The Hill wrote about how those UN monitors are drawing criticism among certain political circles.