Election Day Observation Preliminary Findings

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Overall, the election-day process was peaceful, and no major incidents were recorded. Firstly, it is important to acknowledge the efforts of poll workers and their sacrifice for the country under this very difficult working environment of the COVID-19 situation. In order to assess the quality of the election-day process, using sample-based observation methodology, PACE developed indicators to measure the level of transparency, inclusiveness and accountability of the process. A total of 1,885STOs were deployed to observe the election-day process and 305 LTOs were deployed to observe the tabulation process at the township sub-commissions.

Generally, the elections were smooth except for refusing both the STOs and LTOs to observe because of ….