Establishment of the Register of Voters Supported:
Sierra Leone undertook a hybrid data collection process to both populate a civil (population) register and to provide a voters’ register for 2018. The UNDP project supported the NEC to provide public information about the process; to develop and use a database to compile the voters’ list from the field data; and to print of preliminary and final voters’ lists.
Results management processes agreed and system developed:
At previous elections, various issues with transparency, efficiency and effectiveness in results management were identified by the NEC as well as international and domestic observers. The project is assisting NEC to deliver on its commitment to improving the process for the 2018 elections.
NEC capacity to conduct inclusive elections increased:
The NEC has requested support in delivering on their commitment to improve the inclusiveness of Sierra Leonean elections with a particular focus on inclusion of women and people with disabilities. The project will provide targeted assistance through audits, training and advisory support towards a more gender-inclusive and disability friendly electoral process.
Conduct of 2018 elections supported:
This output provides core support for the electoral process. Technical assistance will support the vital training process and public information efforts. The project will also purchase sensitive electoral materials – such ballot papers, indelible ink – to reinforce the credibility of the elections. Additional materials have now been agreed to meet NEC shortfalls in polling stationery and voting screens.