Again, Buhari Declines Assent to Electoral Act Amendment Bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has again vetoed the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2018, citing drafting issues, which he said might affect the interpretation and application of the principal act. According to the president in separate communications to the President of the...
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Osun Governorship Election: YIAGA Parleys Media, to deploy 561 Observers

YIAGA AFRICA’s WatchingTheVote on Wednesday hosted a round table discussion with media team in Osun state to discuss its election observation deployment plan for the upcoming September 22nd Governorship Elections in the State. During the Roundtable discussion held in...
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Lessons from Ekiti and Implications for Osun, 2019 General Elections ­- Plangret Dabup

The just concluded Ekiti Governorship Election as expected has taken centre stage in Nigeria’s electoral discourse in recent times. The elections no doubt lived up to its pre-election hype partly due to the shared history between the flag bearers of both parties and...
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Pre-Election

#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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