Transparency Maldives met with local media yesterday, for a briefing on our upcoming election observation.
Transparency Maldives is the only non-partisan organisation conducting a nationwide, extensive and systematic observation of this presidential election using a large network of over 400 observers and volunteers.
This observation is based on random sampling which will enable Transparency Maldives to make generalised statements on the quality of the elections for the entire country. Our methodology is based on established sampling techniques that have been used in many elections worldwide.
On Election Day, Transparency Maldives will be making two press statements: One, earlier in the day on Sep 7, reporting on the opening of polling stations; And the second, later in the day, reporting on the quality of the elections, throughout the election day itself.
Furthermore Transparency Maldives hopes to have the support of media in disseminating this information to the public, as public participation is essential to the democratic process.
Please call Transparency Maldives Advocacy and Communications Manager Aiman Rasheed (+960 790 8967) for media queries.