This December brings us an end of a very busy year. In 2013 our colleagues in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Croatia, Latvia, Macedonia and Montenegro conducted general elections. In the framework of the ACEEEO's annual conference electoral experts from all around the world had the possibility to discuss two current topics: 'Development of Voting Technologies since 2000' and 'The challenges of the Social Media development in electoral matters'. The Warsaw Declaration summarizing the results of the conference urges countries to take several actions in the field of using ICT and social media.
In 2014 the ACEEEO continues to support the election officials throughout the region to increase their professionalism, which is one of the main guarantee of free, and fair elections. The new Strategic Plan adopted by the General Assembly in September will give a good basis and an effective framework for this work.
We wish all of our members, every electoral officials in national, regional and local election management bodies in your countries, our partners, supporters and your family nice holidays and a Happy New Year!