Code of Conduct for Election Observers
Observers accredited by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) are obliged to fully adhere to this code of conduct. Acceptance of this code is a precondition for accreditation. This Code of conduct is applicable to Domestic and International Observers.
- Election Observers are key in the electoral process and as such every accredited observer is expected to contribute positively to the electoral process.
- Observers shall familiarize themselves with The Gambia’s electoral laws and regulations of the Independent Electoral Commission.
- Observers are required to maintain political neutrality.
- Observers are to observe the electoral process at their own cost.
- An observer may observe all stages of the voting process without violating the secrecy of the vote.
- An Observer shall not disturb or obstruct the voting, counting and other related activities in the electoral process.
- An Observer shall not communicate with voters at the Polling Station
- An Observer may address the Presiding Officer or other officials of the Commission on matters relating to an election procedure.
- An Observer must display his/her identification badge at all times in the Polling Station/ Counting and Collation center.
- An Observer must not interfere with or obstruct the functions of Polling Officials
- An Observer shall not issue complaints
- An Observer must not influence a voter’s choice.
- An Observer must not campaign for or support a candidate or party in any way.
- An Observer must not announce election results.
- Observers should be professional and ethical in their observations.
- Individual observers are to refrain from making public statements until his/her observer mission issues its official statement.
- Final reports and recommendations of observers shall be shared with the Commission.
- The Commission reserves the right to revoke the accreditation of an individual observer or that of an organization for violation of this code.
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