August 1, Best Western Green Hill Hotel PACE held a roundtable discussion with leaders and delegates of political parties running for the 2018 by-election. PACE presented about the methodology of PACE’s observation on the 2018 by-election process and consulted with the parties. Parties discussed their concerns about the upcoming by-election process as well as the problems with the laws, rules and procedures relating to elections and parties.
To enhance the transparency, responsiveness and inclusiveness of these elections, PACE will observe the following: the voter list display process, campaign period, outside-constituency advanced voting, inside-constituency advanced voting, election-day voting process and tabulation process.
The Union Election Commission has made an announcement that by-elections for the vacant constituencies will be held on November 3, 2018.