“ECC Deploys 92 trained Long-Term Observers for Exhibition in all fifteen Counties.”

The Elections Coordinating Committee (ECC) has trained and deployed 92 long-term (19 County Coordinators and 73 Electoral district observers) from the fifteen (15) counties to observe the NEC Exhibition of the Provisional Registration Roll from June 12-17, 2023 and the Claims and Objections process that will be held at the NEC’ Magisterial offices beginning June 12-24, 2023. The ECC Observers’ reports will be submitted via coded text messages to the ECC Data Center in Monrovia for verification and analysis.

Observation & Deployment Methodology

ECC will deploy both electoral district observers and county coordinators as stationary observers to observe the Exhibition and claims and objection processes across the 15 counties and 73 electoral districts.

All electoral district observers will observe at designated Exhibition centers on each day for the entire period of exhibition (June 12-17, 2023), each day, at a different exhibition center. County Coordinators on the other hand, will observe the Claims and objection processes associated at the NEC magisterial offices for the entire period (June 12-24, 2023). For each observation day, ECC coordinators and observers will complete a comprehensive observer checklist and send in reports via coded text messages to the ECC’s Data Center. Observers will also submit critical incidents reports whenever they observe issues that threatens the peaceful conduct of the process.

ECC Reporting and Communication

ECC maintains a Data Center at its Secretariat in Monrovia, where a team of trained data clerks manages the ECC database. All observers’ reports are received directly into a sophisticated database to reduce data entry errors and speed up data analysis. ECC data clerks are responsible for reviewing and verifying all observers’ reports (checklists and critical incidents) to ensure accuracy before compiling observation updates and communicating to the public. ECC will issue updates and statements based on observation findings to the public as the process progresses, followed by a comprehensive report. ECC will also regularly update its social media platforms (Facebook and Twitter) with additional information during the process. In addition to updates and a final report on the Exhibition process, ECC will immediately share with the appropriate authorities any verified critical incident reports or any relevant information to allow for immediate redress.

Please download a copy of the  release here: ECC Exhibition Observation-Observers’ Deployment Statement

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