On the third day of the media training session participants discussed two working papers one of them dealing with the monitoring and evaluation process of electoral procedures; while the other further discussed a reporters action plan for covering an electoral event. s.
In the area of monitoring and evaluating electoral procedures, the paper work in this regard included covering activities before and after taking the ballot.
In the pre-ballot, the working paper identified four areas to be monitored-these are laws regulating the electoral process, the management of the electoral process, and administrative division of constituencies, and the voter registration lists. The paper also reviewed activities to be monitored in the field of administrative procedures and the nomination process along five main points starting with the call for poll, through to the nomination procedure, quarters concerned with accepting applications and placing complaints as well as publishing the final list of candidates
The monitoring of the electoral campaigning includes four main areas that begin with measures controlling promotion propaganda and administrative procedures governing the campaigns, as well as the performance of official bodies, and finally, the performance, in this regard, of political parties and candidates.
The third and final phase in the media monitoring process covers balloting, statistics, and the announcement of results. Here the working paper indentified seven areas of concern, namely: electorate awareness, organizing ballot booths, rights of candidates, security at ballot stations, security of the electorate, balloting procedure, counting and finally announcing the results officially.
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