The Pacific Islands, Australia and New Zealand Electoral Administrators Network (PIANZEA) is a close association of Pacific electoral administrators who, in the Pacific spirit, collectively encourage the free flow of electoral information among member countries and provide assistance where possible.

Workshop participants holding their certificates

On 27-28 May and 3-4 June 2021, PIANZEA delivered a virtual BRIDGE workshop on strategic planning for electoral management. International IDEA collaborated with PIANZEA on the delivery of the workshop. The workshop ran over four half days and was PIANZEA’s second virtual BRIDGE workshop.

A photo of a graph appearing on a Zoom screen

After a long and productive relationship with face-to-face BRIDGE, the Covid-19 pandemic necessitated the first virtual BRIDGE workshop for the Pacific Island, Australia and New Zealand Electoral Administrators’ (PIANZEA) network.

The PIANZEA Network has put together a paper on out of constituency and out of country voting, with a focus on Pacific Election Management Bodies.