Codel will distribute 3,800 observers


Burkinabé voters will be called to Sunday’s by-elections, presidential and legislative elections. The campaign ended on Friday night. According to CENI, 10,660 national and international observers will be deployed in the field, including 3,800 code observers. The Convention on Civil Liberties Organizations for Domestic Election Observation brings together 19 Burkinabè civil society organizations.

“When you arrive at your polling station, the voter list should appear in front of the station. If it is not, send a message to headquarters.”

Training on Friday at Splendid Hotel where Codel has set up its head office. This is where the information coming from the field will be centralized and processed. For Lydia Zanga, Codel’s Executive Secretary, it’s not about making a simple report after the vote.

“The types of incidents that we will be able to consult on the spot, it can be terrorist attacks or threats of attacks that prevent offices from being opened. Either there are no votes in an office or votes have been reversed or citizens have been prevented from voting, so this information is transmitted to the Electoral Commission or to the security structures for corrective action. So it really is a proactive unit that contributes to the transparency and peace of elections. ”

All information will be published in real time on the internet platform. “As soon as the information arrives, there is a whole team behind which performs quality control and after verification it is put online,” explains Mamadou Seck, technical assistant for the monitoring structure.

Codel will be able to cover 30% of the polling stations across the country.


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