Elections Commission published the voter’s registry of eligible voters for the presidential elections 2013 with a deadline to submit any issues by 04:00pm, 9 June 2013. With the deadline passed, listed below are the next steps:
1- Elections Commission must resolve all complaints within a maximum of 5 days from 9th June, and must inform those who complained about the decision within that period.
2- If you’re not happy about the decision, you get 5 days to lodge a complaint to the High Court
3- High Court must decide within 15 days
4- EC will publish the amended voter registry again, and anyone above 18 years can lodge complaints about any amendment within 10 days. (Same process as voter verification in the first stage continues).
5- Voter re-registration (to register at another place from your permanent residence) takes place at a later stage, to be announced by the Elections Commission
If you did submit a complaint regarding the voter registry, ensure that you receive a response from the Elections Commission within the mentioned period. Ensure that you are able to vote.
If you will be 18 years or above by the 7 of September 2013, and wish to vote in the presidential elections, ensure that you are listed in the voters registry and ensure that the listed information is correct.
Transparency Maldives is looking for an interested and qualified party to develop a voter education campaign ahead of the Presidential Elections 2013, as part of Transparency Maldives’ Elections Program.
The proposed voter education has two main components:
– Campaign focusing on TV, radio, print/online media and social media
– An outreach program, where Transparency Maldives will travel to communities and conduct voter education campaigning.
Interested and qualified parties are to submit technical and financial proposals electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 20 April 2013.
For questions please call Ibrahim Thayyib, Press and Public Outreach Coordinator, on +960 9978899
View/Download the Request for Proposal for Voter Education Programme.
Transparency Maldives is looking for volunteers to apply for long term and Election Day observation of the upcoming Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Council Elections in the Maldives.
Interested individuals could either contact Transparency Maldives number 3304017 or email to email@example.com expressing their interest or for further information.
Election Observation is a key component of Transparency Maldives newly launched Elections Program. The objectives of the Program include advancing the values of transparency and integrity in the electoral processes and contributing towards the empowerment of the electorate in voting in a more informed and responsible manner.
Requirements of Observers
– Should be 18 years or above
– Should not be actively involved in politics
– Should not be serving a court sentence
– Preference will be given to individuals who are currently not members of any political party