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On 14-16 January, Tammuz Organization for Social Development participated in a training workshop was held by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung’s, Amman office, on monitoring elections.

At the beginning of the workshop, the manager of the foundation’s projects in Iraq Mr. Yusuf Ibrahim welcomed the attendants reaffirming on the importance of the elections, cooperation among organizations to monitor elections, and the important role in maintaining its integrity and transparency and the attendants were introduced to each other.

 The workshop that was directed by Mr.Lazar and Mrs. Esraa, gave an overview on the program the methodology of work and its basic rules (Expectations\roles\participants) the goals of this training, international obligations and standards that include (Credibility, independence, impartiality, evaluation, Acceleration and not to rush, equality of opportunity for candidates, commitment to human rights, to favor persons with disabilities, the participation of local and international observers,  The secrecy of the ballot, financial expenditure),

 And clarifying the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges in Tammuz organization for social development or in other organizations that work on monitoring elections, the following points were identified:

First the strengths include ((Independence, teamwork, full preparation, awareness-raising workshops and seminars, credibility in work, specialization in the field of elections, work at the national level, reliance on young people)

 Weaknesses include (Weak communication with some coordinators and activists, poor media)

Third: Opportunities (the possibility of monitoring the elections organization and coordination with their staff and internal reconstruction, adaptation to the electoral environment)

 Fourth: Challenges include (lack of financial support, security situation, spacing of election centers)

The participants were then divided into working groups to discuss a range of topics and stages, including:

I. The pre-election phase includes (setting the date of elections, voter registration, awareness campaigns, planning)

First: pre-elections stage which includes (Set the election date, voters’ registers, awareness-raising campaigns and planning)

Second- The elections stage which includes: ((nomination stage, voting stage, electoral silence phase, elective selection of polling stations, automatic selection of counting committees, counting of results)

III. Post-election phase (review and evaluation phase, legislative amendment phase, media and campaign monitoring)

 Are there access to the centers easily, is there an explanatory sign of the center's information, are the observers allowed to enter before the opening date of the stations, do you provide security protection to all the centers, are there any election announcements within 100 meters, Are there any voting requirements in the station before the opening, has any observer been prevented from entering, have unauthorized persons been allowed)

 Ballot includes (was the ballot station opened on time? Had the ballot boxes presented to the observers and political entities agents before closing them? Were the observers and political entities agents allowed to enter ballot stations? Were the boxes closed as instructed? Were ballot papers counted before starting? Were employees distributed by discipline? Was the voter’s identity checked?  Was it made sure that the ballot cards were sealed?

 Was it confirmed with ink before putting the ballot card in the box? Was the ballot card put in the box by the voter himself? Were no less than 14 members of the electoral commission’s present at ballot stations all the time? Were there ways to assist persons with disabilities provided? Were there unauthorized persons present at ballot stations? Was any ballot card replaced due to a vote by mistake? Was there any case of expelling observers or political entities agents? Were the voters that had been standing in line allowed to enter the ballot station after the end of the official time? Was the ballot center closed as instructed?  Was the fifth padlock put as instructed? Were the numbers of padlocks reconciled during opening and voting? Were ballot cards that had been used counted and reconciled with the remaining ones as instructed? How long did it take for a voter from voting to their passage thorough all measures at a ballot station?)

   On the second day of the training, the Code of Conduct of the Controller was discussed. All observers should consult the list of rules of conduct and commit themselves to them and rely on objective facts, impartiality and independence work:

   1. Monitor the electoral process closely and at all stages.

2. Send reports to the monitoring team officer about any problem that occurs during the monitoring process.

  3 - Entry and exit to polling stations freely without affecting the course of work.

  4. To submit a comprehensive report on the electoral process to the monitoring team to which I belong.

   On the last day of the training, emphasis was placed on how to prepare the final reports and their formulations, and what should be included in the report, which is divided into:

 1. Internal reports.

2. External reports and their components are divided into:

3. The report shall be based on its own form of the report.

 - To be an executive summary in a clear and impartial manner.

3. Introduction,

4. Description of the methodology for election observation,

5. Collection of observations,

6. Suggestions (to reform the electoral process)

7. Headlines should be neutral,

8 - To use a dynamic language.

  At the conclusion of the workshop, the lessons learned from the workshop were reviewed as well as the Tammuz Organization's reports on the various electoral processes and it was thanked for its effective role in monitoring elections.






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