From 10 February to 10 March, citizens are encouraged to check the accuracy of their data on the voter register, in order to be able to vote in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
Therefore, the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – Lebanese Elections Assistance Project (LEAP), updated and launched a media campaign to remind citizens of their legal right to inspect the voter register during this period in order to check the accuracy of their registration data.
The campaign runs from 10 February to 10 March 2017 and entails TV spots, radio spots, cinema spots, billboards and social media exposure.
The EU-funded UNDP Lebanese Elections Assistance Project (LEAP) started its activities in October 2012 with the main objective to strengthen the institutional capacity of the national institutions and stakeholders in terms of electoral management and administration, for the conduct of credible, periodical, transparent and inclusive elections in Lebanon.
To achieve these objectives, UNDP LEAP works closely with the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities (MoIM), responsible for electoral management, administration and overall electoral operations. The project also supports other electoral stakeholders, such as the Constitutional Council, State Council, Supervisory Commission for the Election (SCE), judicial bodies and works in close cooperation with civil society organizations (CSOs). Within this context, UNDP LEAP provides electoral technical assistance and advisory support focused on: 1) management & administration of elections; 2) supervisory commission for elections; 3) voter education; 4) electoral dispute resolution; and 5) women’s participation in elections.