Mandates & Objectives

As part of its overall objective of supporting democratization efforts in Asia, ANFREL is committed to supporting national based organizations initiatives on:

  1. Election monitoring / pre-post election, referendum and local election and other democracy-related processes

  2. Education and trainings on election and democracy-related studies

  3. Research on election and democracy-related issues and cover electoral and democratic reforms

  4. Conduct campaigns and advocacy work on issues related to democratic processes

  5. Information dissemination and publication of material related to election and other democratic processes

  6. Creation of an environment conducive to a democratic development in the spirit of regional solidarity


Election observation mission objectives

For all of our election observation missions, we aim:

  1. To support the enhancement of the integrity of electoral processes and minimize election irregularities and election-related human rights violations

  2. To provide accurate, impartial information and analysis on issues related to general elections in particular and prospects for democratic development in general

  3. To enhance and sustain the capacity of civil society organizations to ensure an environment conducive for the conduct of free elections as well as for the realization of people’s aspiration for democracy

  4. To strengthen the civil society among participating nations (achieved in training and promotion of democratic values among members of the observation mission)

  5. To support and strengthen local networks of elections observation bodies in organizing, information gathering and data exchanging activities during missions

  6. To publish a mission report which underlines the outcome of the observation mission of the observation team, together with recommendations for the electoral process


ANFREL’s Vision

In the Asian region, every State should be possessed of a government whose authority derives from the will of the people as expressed by secret ballot in genuine free and fair elections held at regular intervals on the basis of universal and equal suffrage.


ANFREL’s Mission

To promote and support democratization at national and regional levels in Asia,


ANFREL’s Believes
ANFREL firmly believes that, “every citizen shall have the right and the opportunity, without any of the distinctions mentioned in article 2 (of ICCPR) and without unreasonable restrictions to take part in the conduct of public affairs, directly or through freely chosen representatives; to vote and to be elected at genuine periodic elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret ballot, guaranteeing the free expression of the will of the electors; to have access, on general terms of equality, to public service in his country.” (Article 25, ICCPR)



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