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Accreditation of NGO Observers 2018-05-27T23:10:54+00:00

Accreditation of NGO observers

Local and international organizations, as well as various international missions who are interested to observe the elections, can apply for accreditation of observers. Their observers can observe the whole electoral process or just the election day, depending for which one they apply.

Dates for application for observation of the electoral process will be determined during an election process

Dates for application for observing the Election Day will be determined during an election process

Remark: Individuals cannot observe elections. To observe the elections, you must join the teams of political party observers or NGOs. You can do this by contacting directly the political entity or NGO within the scope of which you will observe the election.

Application process for accreditation of local NGO observers

Local non-governmental organizations dealing with elections and the protection of human rights can observe elections. To apply for accreditation of observers, local NGOs should follow the steps below:

Step 1 Download and fill the form for accreditation of observers

Form for accreditation of observers

Step 2 Download and complete the list of observers

In the template list of the observers you will write the data of all persons who will observe elections on behalf of your NGO. The list of observers must be completed electronically and then printed and signed by an authorized person of the NGO. In addition to the signed list, NGOs should bring the same list in Excel format in a CD.

List of observers

Step 3 Complete and sign observer statements

Each local NGO observer should read and sign the observer’s statement. The organization must collect all signed statements before submitting them to the CEC.

Observer statements

Step 4 Attach copies of the registration certificate and the NGO statute

The application for accreditation of observers should be accompanied by a copy of the NGO registration certificate as well as a copy of the statute that must be stamped.

Step 5 Submit the application for accreditation of observers to the CEC

The documents listed in the steps above must be submitted to the Office for Political Party Registration and Certification at CEC.

Application process for accreditation of international NGO and missions observers

Non-governmental organizations and international missions interested in observing the elections can do so by applying for accreditation of observers under the following steps:

Step 1 Download and complete the observer accreditation form

Observer accreditation form

Step 2 Download and complete the list of observers

In the template list of the observers you will write the data of all persons who will observe elections on behalf of your international NGO or mission. The list of observers must be completed electronically and then printed and signed by an authorized person of the NGO.

In addition to the signed list, NGOs should bring the same list in Excel format in a CD.

List of observers

Step 3 Complete and sign observer statements

Each international NGO or mission observer should read and sign the observer’s statement. The organization must collect all signed statements before submitting them to the CEC.

Observer statements

Step 4 Submit the application for accreditation of observers to the CEC

The documents listed in the steps above must be submitted to the Office for Political Party Registration and Certification at CEC.

  • If your application meets all the requirements, CEC will continue with the preparation of your observers’ badges.
  • If your application does not meet all the requirements, the CEC will inform you that you have not been accredited to observe the election.

Remark: Applications received by email will not be taken into consideration, except in cases of application from outside the Republic of Kosovo.