Supporting the Automation of the Candidate Registration and Result Management Systems

Supporting the Automation of the Candidate Registration and Result Management Systems

Electronic Result Management System

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Lebanese Elections Assistance Project (LEAP), funded by the EU and USAID, provided support to the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities (MoIM) in developing a modern and reliable electronic electoral Results Management System (RMS).

The system includes the work process of the Registration Committees (RCs) and Higher Registration Committees (HRCs), development of the results calculation algorithm, and polling centres’ data import. The RMS main objective is to support the activity of the RCs and HRCs and therefore facilitate the tabulation of the results of the elections, as per the regulations and provisions of the new electoral law.

The RMS service was only accessible to the judicial bodies dedicated to managing and announcing the elections results (RCs and HRCs).

Candidates and Lists Registration

The project supported the MoIM in improving the candidates’ registration process for the 2018 parliamentary elections through the development of a candidates and lists electronic registration system based on the new electoral law.

The system database provided the pre-printed ballot paper unit with the necessary and required data to print the final and detailed ballot for each of Lebanon’s electoral districts.

UNDP LEAP also provided the candidate and lists registration unit with trained staff to insert data and generate necessary data on time.

Accreditation Unit

The project also supported the Supervisory Commission for Elections in developing an automated accreditation system to process applications received and issue accreditations for international and national observers, media and special visitors.

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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.

 

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