Voter turnout and political candidates are usually analyzed when assessing women’s participation in elections and political processes. The International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES) has launched a new report that instead analyzes the participation of women in election commissions, polling station commissions and polling center management.
- Women comprised a small proportion of elections staff, particularly among management positions.
- The percentage of field positions in the Municipal Election Commissions, Polling Station Commissions and Polling Station Managers has slightly increased from 17% in 2013 to 20% in 2014.
- Similar to the 2013 elections, the proportion of election staff who are women is significantly higher in the four northern municipalities than the average for Kosovo.
- Of the major political entities involved in the 2014 elections, the Democratic League of Kosovo (Lidhje Demokratike e Kosoves – LDK) nominated the lowest proportion of women to municipal and polling stations election staff positions at 11%. Further, LDK had no women representatives on Municipal Election Commissions.
- Of the major Albanian political entities, the New Kosovo Alliance (Aleanca Kosova e Re – AKR) nominated the highest percentage of women to municipal and polling station election staff positions at 28%, followed by the Self-Determination Movement (Levizja Vetevendosje – LVV) at 24%.