FAFEN’s Pre-Election Update: 14 Postings and Transfers Observed in 11 Districts

U3/17-Feb/13: This report reflects the number of transfers and postings of government officials, election staff, police administration and district government officials in 11 districts across Pakistan. It is based on data gathered by FAFEN’s District Long-Term Officers (DLTOs) from four Punjab districts, five districts of Sindh, and two districts of Balochistan between February 1 and 12, 2013. FAFEN observers are tasked to monitor and report on postings and transfers that may be relevant to the upcoming general elections in any way.

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FAFEN’s Pre-Election Update: Political Campaigning at Government Buildings

The ruling Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians had the highest incidence of campaign materials posted at public buildings/offices between February 1 and 7, 2013. These observations were made by the Free and Fair Election Network’s District Long-Term Observers (DLTOs) in 14 districts across Sindh and Punjab. The material included party banners, posters, stickers and wall chalking on the premises of public offices. FAFEN observers saw PPPP posters, graffiti and stickers at 17 public offices, followed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) which had such material at five. Seven other parties also had their campaign material at public places.

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FAFEN’s Pre-Election Update: DECs in KP Least Cooperative and Transparent

Transparency is a hallmark of free and fair elections. Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) encourages the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to send instructions to all District Election Commissioners (DECs) to ensure maximum transparency and cooperation with observers and other stakeholders throughout the election process. This report aims to highlight the issues about election administration transparency as observed in 15 districts across Pakistan where FAFEN’s District Long-Term Observers (DLTOs) conducted interviews with the DECs. The data has been compiled from five districts in Punjab, four in Balochistan and four in Sindh, three in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), and one in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). The interviews were conducted in the first week of February 2013.

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Preliminary Electoral Rolls 2012: Accurate But Incomplete

The five-year term of the National Assembly of Pakistan comes to an end on March 17, 2013. As part of its preparations for the forthcoming general elections, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has finalized Electoral Rolls in July 2012. The new rolls replaced the previous Finalized Electoral Rolls 2007 (FER 2007) used in the general elections of 2008.

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10 Million citizens missing on draft electoral rolls 2011 unmarked

More than 10 million eligible citizens are missing from the Draft Electoral Rolls 2011 that are currently undergoing door-to-door verification by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).The deficit between eligible and registered voters has arisen primarily due to lapses in the House Listing Operation conducted by the Population Census Organization (PCO) and citizens not registered with the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA).

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Draft Electoral Roll 2007 - Flawed but Fixable

Draft Electoral Roll 2007 – Flawed but Fixable

ISLAMABAD, October 17, 2010: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has withdrawn from its observation of the by-election in PS-94 due to the deteriorated security situation in Karachi over the past 24 hours, raising concerns for the safety of its observers – as well as voters — on Election Day on October 17, 2010. FAFEN’s…

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National Assembly Elections in Pakistan 1970- 2008: Compendium of Election Related Facts

National Assembly Elections in Pakistan 1970- 2008: Compendium of Election Related Facts

The failure of the military’s experiments with democracy led the country back to accept the golden principles of democracy. The ruling elite acknowledged that it can no longer deny the people the right to directly elect a government through adult franchise. General elections 1970 were the embodiment of this realization. The country had been derailed from this path more than once…

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Pakistan General Election 2008 Election Results Analysis

Pakistan General Election 2008 Election Results Analysis

From June 13 to July 18, 2007, FAFEN conducted Pakistan’s first statistically valid audit of the Draft Electoral Roll (2007). FAFEN conducted a List-to-People and People-to-List audit in electoral areas covered by 506 randomly selected Display Centers throughout the country – a methodology that has been tried and tested in many other countries. These Display…

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Regional Conference on Best Practices for Domestic Election Observation

Regional Conference on Best Practices for Domestic Election Observation

Domestic election observation is increasingly considered to be an essential ingredient for the transparency of elections and a significant factor in detecting and deterring electoral fraud and violence. Increasing funding from bilateral and foundation donors for domestic election observations. Standardized accreditation procedures and government policies related to domestic election observers provide evidence that governments also…

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Pakistan General Elections 2008 Election Day Process Analysis Report

From June 13 to July 18, 2007, FAFEN conducted Pakistan’s first statistically valid audit of the Draft Electoral Roll (2007). FAFEN conducted a List-to-People and People-to-List audit in electoral areas covered by 506 randomly selected Display Centers throughout the country – a methodology that has been tried and tested in many other countries. These Display…

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