Pre-Election Long-Term Observation


Elections are not an event but a processes with different critical stages linked together. To this end, CCMG observes key processes prior to election day to enhance the credibility, transparency and accountability of electoral process. In the pre-election period, CCMG observes voter registration, national registration, civic and voter education, nomination of candidates and campaigns. During this period, CCMG deploys trained, accredited, non-partisan Long-Term Observers (LTOs) to observe compliance and adherence to the electoral laws, preparations by the electoral commission, electoral violence, including issues of violence against women in elections, and citizen participation. CCMG uses information communication technology (ICT) to systematically gather, analyze data collected and disseminate information on the process to stakeholders and the public, including recommendations.