Monday, August 6, 2012

FDA Survey on its Matrix Scores

The FDA is conducting a brief survey on its matrix scores on electoral finance. The FDA uses matrices in its audit process to determine the electoral fairness of electoral systems.

The purpose of the survey is to strengthen the credibility of the FDA's matrix scores.

The survey results will be reviewed, and the FDA matrix scores will be adjusted if issues are identified with the FDA's scores.

Please send the survey results and your name and profession to the FDA at info@democracychange.org

The FDA's survey are pasted below:

Survey on the relevancy of variables to the fairness of electoral finance legislation. The purpose of survey is to test the Foundation’s matrix scores.

Survey 1:

Please weight each section so that the total score for all sections is 10; weights based on the relevancy to the fairness of democratic processes (for voters, and registered candidates and parties).


Sections
Score
Rationale
Electoral finance transparency


Legislation on electoral contributions to candidate and parties: contributions limited to citizens; limits on anonymous contributions; contributions disallowed by foreigners, charities etc.


Caps on electoral contributions to candidates and parties


Campaign expenditure limits; party subsidies


Third party spending limits; spending limited to citizens


Legislative process to enforce electoral finance laws




Survey 2: 

Rank each section based on the relevancy to the fairness of democratic processes (for voters, and registered candidates and parties).

Sections
Very Insignificant
Insignificant
Significant
Very significant
Electoral finance transparency




Legislation on electoral contributions to candidate and parties: contributions limited to citizens; limits on anonymous contributions; contributions disallowed by foreigners, charities etc.




Caps on electoral contributions to candidates and parties




Campaign expenditure limits; party subsidies




Third party spending limits; spending limited to citizens




Legislative process to enforce electoral finance laws




                               

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