FEFA’s Recommendations on Audit & Invalidation Process

FEFA has so far observed the audit & invalidation process and has regularly shared its observation findings & recommendations with the Independent Election Commission and other stakeholders to help maintain transparency of the process and to bring about necessary reforms.

FEFA’s findings indicate that some improvements have been noticed in the process and believes if the strong presence of UN specialists and national & international observers continues until the end of the process the absence of the two campaigns in the process will not be as damaging. FEFA believes the following recommendations will help improve the special scrutiny of ballots:


1- Appointment of chief electoral officer is vital for better management and administration of the process. FEFA recommends the acting CEO to undertake necessary measures to ensure 1; the audit process starts and ends on time 2; observers have access to all the information processed in tally center 3; conduct internal monitoring to make sure IEC staff perform their duties accurately & impartially and 4; that procedures are equally applied in all audit stations in order to enhance credibility and transparency of the process.
2- The IEC Secretariat is recommended to shift the IEC staff from one team to another every day in order to prevent staff from bias judgments.
3- Lack of specific timeline for audit & invalidation process is a detrimental issue. FEFA recommends the technical teams of IEC and UN to provide the timeline as soon as possible and share it with stakeholders and the public.

FEFA’s Recommendations on Audit and Invalidation Process

FEFA has so far observed the audit & invalidation process and has regularly shared its observation findings & recommendations with the Independent Election Commission and other stakeholders to help maintain transparency of the process and to bring about necessary reforms.
FEFA’s findings indicate that some improvements have been noticed in the process and believes if the strong presence of UN specialists and national & international observers continues until the end of the process the absence of the two campaigns in the process will not be as damaging.
FEFA believes the following recommendations will help improve the special scrutiny of ballots:

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FEFA Report on Observation of 2014 Presidential Vote Audit

FEFA began observing the auditing process with 110 observers on July 15th. Although after IEC’s plan to increase the number of audit teams, FEFA’s number of observers was escalated to 200. These observers are organized in two teams of 64 half time observers working in morning and afternoon shifts and one team of 38 full time observers. 5 team leaders who are among the full time observers lead these teams.

At FEFA HQ, audit observation is on top of agenda for each of the staff members and all are mandated to assist observation teams by regularly checking on the observers and/or integrating data daily in special consolidations forms. FEFA’s program staffs are slaso assigned either as supervisors or observers on the tables.

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