Electoral rules and electoral participation in the European elections : the ballot format and structure
Title: Electoral rules and electoral participation in the European elections : the ballot format and structure
Series/Number: Study of the European Parliament; Policy Department of Citizens' rights and Constitutional Affairs; 2015/PE 536.464
This study aims at assessing the feasibility of a harmonisation and “Europeanisation” of the ballots used in the 28 Member States for the election of the European Parliament. This is done by comparing the actual structure of ballots used in all Member States according to some key variables, by analysing which information can be currently provided on the ballots, by describing the provisions that regulate at the national level all aspects related to the ballots’ format and appearance, and by investigating the legal and political constraints that impact on amending such legislation. Finally an assessment of whether the presence of Euro-specific information such as the name of the affiliated European party, its logo, and a reference to the lead candidate for the EC could enhance the European and transnational character of the European elections.
Study for the AFCO Committee
Type of Access: openAccess
Succeeding version: http://hdl.handle.net/1814/43426
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