On 8 March 2016, EODS launched the new online version of the Handbook for European Union Election Observation. This third edition provides updated practical guidelines for EU observers and core team. In particular it provides more guidance on specific areas of assessment, such as voter registration (including use of biometrics), campaign finance, online election-related content, new election technologies and participation of persons with disabilities. It also brings up to date the functioning of a mission in the field, including on security, deployment and reporting.
The printed version of the EU Handbook is expected in April. French, Spanish and Arabic translations of the handbook should be available by summer.