Ekiti 2018: Citizen Observation and Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) – Moshood Isah

It may have started over two decades ago somewhere in the Philippines when the National Citizen Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL) decided to deploy observers to polling units, the Parallel Vote Tabulation election is fast becoming in the norm in parts of Africa...
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YIAGA AFRICA’s #WatchingTheVote set to build National Structure to observe the 2019 General Elections

Ahead of the 2019 General Elections, YIAGA AFRICA’s WatchingTheVote (WTV) has concluded plans to train 48 recruited State Focal Points (SFP) representing the 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory on the Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT); a special election day...
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YIAGA Africa’s WatchingTheVote Hosts Media Parley in Ekiti

YIAGA Africa’s  WatchingTheVote has held a media round table discussion with the journalists in Ekiti state.

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#WatchingTheVote is a data and tech-driven citizen observers initiative of the YIAGA AFRICA

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#WatchingTheVote is deployed in the pre-election phase to assess the political and security environment ahead of elections. This includes assessing the preparation of relevant stakeholders for elections, voter registration, party primaries, campaign finance, election security and voter participation.

Election Day

On Election day, #WatchingTheVote observers track and share data using mobile phones and sms on deployment of election materials, opening and closing of polls, adequacy and competence of polling officials, accreditation and voting, results collation process, conduct of election stakeholders, electoral violence and electoral offences.

Post Election

In the post election period, #WatchingTheVote generates data on the performance of the election management body, stakeholder satisfaction, arrests and prosecution of electoral offenders. It also undertakes election data analysis and tracks electoral dispute resolution in the tribunals and courts.

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