The strength and success of democracies
of whatever type or extent rest
only on one trifling technical detail –
the election procedure.
Other things are of little import.
(Hose Ortega y Gasset)


The International expert Center for Electoral Systems (ICES) is a nonprofit non-governmental public organization set up by a group of highly qualified experts in the fields of law, political science, diplomacy and sociology, coming from the USA, Great Britain, Netherlands, Germany and Israel.

The ICES registered by the Ministry of Jurisprudence of Israel (№580449056, 12.13.2005) and by Chamber of Commerce for Limburg (The Netherlands, №52735192, 5.19.2011).

The ICES experts have a vast experience in political monitoring and management of electoral preparations and processes in different countries.

The ICES’ main lines of activities are:

  • Research and analysis of legal systems of different countries in the area of electoral rights and election systems.
  • Monitoring political and civil processes in developing democracies.
  • Formulation of requirements for fair and transparent elections, free of ballot rigging, interference of governmental structures, ensuring that the media are free, and human rights and liberties are observed.
  • Development of toolkits for political monitoring, management of electoral preparations and conducting of election campaigns.
  • Monitoring of preparations for the elections and the voting.The Center organizes and sends its own missions of international observers to elections of different levels and joins other international missions; publishes the results of its research, articles and reports of its experts; arranges seminars and round table discussions on major issues of political monitoring and analysis of electoral systems.The ICES is open for a wide-ranging co-operation with representatives of governmental structures and political parties, international and national public associations, research centers and the media.