State Capacity and Election Administration in Ukraine

This paper was prepared for the 2015 Midwest Political Science Association Conference. The
authors thank Andriy Magera and Ukraine’s Central Electoral Commission for access to
personnel data and support in conducting personnel surveys; IFES for technical assistance in
developing the surveys and permission to interview subjects at IFES sessions; Michael Thunberg
for research assistance; and the participants in the GWU Post-Communist Politics/Social Science
Workshop for valuable feedback. The DEC survey received financial support from
PACT/UNITER/USAID. The PEC surveys were supported by a National Science Foundation
RAPID grant (SES-1462110). All three surveys were conducted in cooperation with the Kyiv
International Institute of Sociology. The opinions expressed in this paper are the authors’ alone
and do not reflect those of other individuals or organizations.



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