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Stories from 100 Elections 

In 2015, The Carter Center conducted its 100th election observation mission. Over the years, our staff have watched jubilant voters cast their first ballots. Met with dictators who were sure they would be re-elected, but lost. Watched election officials stay up all night counting ballots. Come hear humorous and moving tales from the front lines of emerging democracies.

Event Date

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, 7–8:15 p.m. EST

Attend in Person

We're sorry all seats for this event have been reserved. Please email Brooke Huger at to be placed on the waiting list. You will be contacted if and when seats become available.


Events are held at The Carter Center, Ivan Allen III Pavilion.

Watch Live Webcast

If you are unable to join us in person, we hope you will watch the live webcast of this free event. Reservations are not required to watch the webcast.

Note: A link to the webcast will be posted here about 10 minutes prior to the event.

Join the Discussion

During the webcast, please follow us on Twitter @CarterCenter, and join in the discussion with hashtag #ElectionStories.

Panelists will include:
David Carroll, director of the Carter Center's Democracy Program, who has participated in nearly half of the Center's election missions, including the recent 101st in Myanmar.
Jennie Lincoln, director of the Center's Americas Program, who was part of the Center's first and second missions in Panama and Nicaragua, and also served as a short-term observer in the 100th election mission in Guyana.
Sarah Johnson, an associate director in the Center's Democracy Program, who has overseen numerous election observation missions, including in Sudan and Tunisia.
Brett Lacy, an associate director in the Center's Democracy Program, who has managed or participated in election observation missions in Mozambique, Liberia, East Timor, and Guyana, among others.
Avery Davis-Roberts, an associate director in the Center's Democracy Program who oversees the Democratic Election Standards Project and a project to improve the quality of U.S. elections. She has also taken part in observation missions in the Philippines and in the Cherokee Nation, among others.


About Conversations at The Carter Center
Conversations brings you up close with Carter Center experts, policy makers, and other special guests to discuss the issues that shape your world. All Conversations are webcast live and archived on the Center's website.

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