As indicated earlier, the ESR’s focus is to observe threats to the peaceful conduct of the electioneering process and provide strategic responses to prevent and mitigate election related incidents that have the potential to erupt into violence and public disorder. The Situation Room, supported by the United States Agency for International Developmentin West Africa (USAID/WA), is part of a broader programme designed to mitigate election violence in West Africa through National Early Warning Systems(NEWS).
24th October 2017 Election count down begins in Kenya as polls open in a day. Uncertainty, remains while opposition leader Raila Odinga is scheduled to make a final statement to the nation tomorrow, 25th October 2017. Uhuru Kenyatta has said the re-run of Presidential election must go ahead as planned, despite the chief electoral officer's recent statement that he cannot guarantee the polls would be credible.
The losing candidate in Sierra Leone's presidential election Samura Kamara announced his party will contest in court as massive ballot stuffing, over-voting and electoral irregularities have been reported. Opposition candidate and former military junta leader Julius Maada Bio was sworn-in as the country's president on Wednesday after winning the tightly contested polls with 51.81 percent of votes.
BVR KITS FAIL TO SUBMIT STATISTICS FROM OVER 700 CENTERS OF THE COUNTRY The total number of Bio metric kits stands at 2697 across Zimbabwe. The number of centers that are not submitting daily seem to be increasing according to the daily update report by the election commission. As of today the 8th November 2017 the centers which have not submitted are at 716 while 1981 sent in their submissions. As Zimbabwe Election Commission releases it’s daily report the number of declined registration members continues to increase making the figure 44,641 to date.
Zimbabwe - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission announces the fees structure for inspecting the voters roll scheduled for 19-29 May 2018 Local observers- $10 African observers $120 Embassy observers $150 Non African observers $10 Journalists from Africa- $20 Zimbabwean journalists accredited with the Zimbabwe Media Commission and working in the country for foreign media houses- $50 Local journalists- $10
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