Presidential and parliamentary elections were held in Ghana on December 7, 2016, marking the seventh time Ghanaians went to the polls for a national election since the country returned to multiparty democracy in 1992. A number of factors, including close results from past elections and a new Electoral Commission (EC) chair, contributed to uncertainty ahead of the election. In light of this political anxiety, GNDEM members ...
CODEO’s PVT Builds Confidence in Election Results
POECI Conducts Simultaneous PVTs for Parliamentary Elections
A parallel vote tabulation (PVT) is an advanced observation technique that citizen election observation groups have used for the past three decades to promote the integrity of elections and to expose or deter electoral fraud and manipulation. PVTs are...
Founder of Golos Prevented from Leaving Russian Federation; GNDEM Urges Quick, Fair Resolution
The founder of the Russian election observation network, “Association Golos,” and European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE) Board Member Lilia Shibanova is being prevented from leaving the Russian Federation. Ms. Shibanova’s inability to leave the country follows a series of crackdowns and incidences of harassment of Golos and its leaders over the past...