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CODEO issues a Communique at the end of a Stakeholder Post-Election Review Workshop

Posted on Apr-06 2017

The Coalition of Domestic Election observers (CODEO), with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), held a lessons-learned workshop from March 27 to 29, 2017 at the Aqua Safari Resort in Ada in the Greater Accra Region to assess the conduct of the 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections. The workshop brought together a diverse group of election stakeholders to a single platform to take stock of the conduct of the 2016 Presidential and General elections and draw valuable lessons for improving the conduct of future elections. The participants at the end of the three-day workshop, identified accomplishments and positive lessons learned from Election 2016 that must be applied to future elections, pointed out gaps/concerns in the electoral process and made recommendations covering the voter register, enforcing electoral laws, civic/voter education, politically affiliated vigilante groups, election results coalition, transmission, announcement and declaration, elections and campaign financing.

CODEO to organize 2016 Post-election Review Workshop

Posted on Mar-24 2017

As part of its comprehensive observation and interventions to promote credible and peaceful elections, the Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO), with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is organizing a three-day workshop to assess the conduct of the 2016 Presidential and General elections. The workshop, which will bring together diverse election stakeholders to brainstorm on the 2016 electoral process, will also serve as the platform to take stock of valuable lessons from the conduct of the elections to help inform and improve the conduct of future elections. The workshop is slated for March 27-29, 2017.

CODEO Result Verification Statement

Posted on Dec-10 2016

As was communicated to the nation in the pre-election statement on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, the Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) employed the Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) methodology to observe the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections, just as it did in 2008 and 2012. CODEO employed the PVT to independently verify the accuracy of the presidential election results as declared by the Electoral Commission (EC). As of midnight on Election Day, Wednesday December 7, 2016, CODEO was in the position to verify if the presidential results reflected the ballots cast at polling stations. The statement presents further details of the PVT and the results from using this methodology.

CODEO Situational Report (Mid-Day) Report- Dec. 7

Posted on Dec-07 2016

This mid-day situational statement (a preliminary report) is based on reports CODEO has received from 1,486 out of the 1,500 PVT Observers (i.e. 99%) from every region and constituency as of 12:00PM today (i.e. Election Day). The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has deployed about 8,000 trained, accredited, non-partisan observers. These observers are Ghanaians, from every walk of life who have volunteered their time to help ensure that every registered voter cast his/her ballot freely and unhindered on Election Day. Of the 8000 observers, 1,500 are Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) Rapid Response Observers (RROs). The report focuses on the set up and opening of polling stations as well as few incidences recorded as at the time of reporting.

Polling Day Observation: Situational (Close of Polls) Report

Posted on Dec-07 2016

The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) is pleased to release its close of polls situational statement for today, December 7, 2016. This close of polls situational statement (a preliminary report) is based on reports CODEO has received from its Stationary and Roaming Observers as at 5:30PM. It is based on the initial information on the voting process. CODEO is able to make preliminary comments on the voting process on only those polling stations that had completed voting by 5PM. Once voting is completed at all polling stations, a comprehensive statement will be made on Thursday December 8, 2016. Observers reports received from 86% of polling stations indicate that 55% had no major problems during voting; 44% reported minor problems, and 1% reported major problems during voting.

CODEO deploys 8000 observers and open its National Information Center STATEMENT ON THE VOTER REGISTER ahead of Elections day

Posted on Dec-06 2016

The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has expressed optimism in the ability of Ghanaians to go to the polls peacefully and use tomorrow's elections as another opportunity to consolidate the country's democratic and electoral gains. Prof. Greenstreet reiterated that 'the December 2016 Polls offer Ghanaians another opportunity to rise above these challenges and prove to ourselves and the global community that we are determined to stay on the democratic path and deepen the development of our democracy. We must use this opportunity to elect our leaders and representatives to demonstrate our willingness to participate fully in the democratic process, and, above all, our commitment to accountable governance'.

CODEO Press Conference Ahead of December 7

Posted on Dec-06 2016

CODEO's Observation Statement on the Electoral Commission's Special Voting Exercise

Posted on Dec-02 2016

The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) is pleased to release preliminary findings on the Electoral Commission's (ECs) conduct of the special voting exercise across the constituencies on December 1 2016. The findings presented in this statement are based on field reports submitted by CODEO's Observers deployed in all 275 constituencies in the country. CODEO's observers used a checklist, to observe the preparations, voting processes, and electoral incidents among others.

Election 2016: CODEO trains constituency supervisors and civic educators

Posted on Oct-27 2016

As part of its preparatory activities towards contributing to a generally peaceful and credible election in the upcoming December 7 polls, the Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) is organizing training workshops for its Constituency Supervisors from October 25 to November 8, 2016. The training workshops, taking place in all regional capitals, mark the second phase of CODEO's preparations to recruit, train and deploy over 7,000 of its members who will volunteer their services as observers on Election Day.

Joint statement by the NCCE, CODEO and CDD-GHANA on the Election 2016 Collaborations

Posted on Oct-25 2016

The NCCE-. CODEO and CDD-Ghana wish to express our sincere apology to parliamentary candidates, Gbawe Mantse. opinion leaders, the citizens of Gbawe/Weija constituency and our media partners for the unfortunate incident that occurred on Saturday, 22ndd October 2016 in relation to our joint mounting of a parliamentary candidate debate platform in Gbawe/Weija Constituency the Greater Accra region.

CODEO Launches Election Day Observer Training for Elections 2016

Posted on Oct-06 2016

The Coalition of Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) is holding a three-day National Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop for its Regional Coordinators for the 2016 General Elections in Accra. This, according to co-chair of CODEO, Prof. Miranda Greenstreet, 'marks the first stage of CODEO's preparations to recruit, train and deploy over 7,000 of its members who will volunteer their services to observe the December 7 Presidential and Parliamentary elections'

Invitation to Tender

Posted on Sep-06 2016

As part of preparations to observe the 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary elections, the Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) invites sealed tenders from eligible suppliers for the supply of the following items:

CODEO 2016 Election Roadmap Launch Statement

Posted on Sep-06 2016

Final CODEO 2016 launch activities press release

Posted on Sep-06 2016

In line with its objective of promoting credible and peaceful elections, the Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has launched a comprehensive four interrelated activities to support the upcoming presidential and parliamentary polls. At a launch ceremony in Accra, CODEO's project on the theme 'Civil Society Advocacy and Support for Credible 2016 Elections - A CODEO Project', as announced by its co-chairs Prof. Miranda Greenstreet and Prof. Justice V.C.R.A.C Crabbe, includes tracking and advocacy on the implementation of the accepted Electoral Reforms as announced by the Electoral Commission, domestic election observation, implementation of a Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) and the promotion of Civic and Voter Education at District Levels.

Invitation to Tender

Posted on Aug-16 2016

The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has received funding from USAID towards the implementation of 'Civil Society Advocacy and Support for Credible 2016 Elections - A CODEO Project' and intends to apply part of the proceeds to fund eligible payments in respect of the following lots.

CODEO deploys observers for the 2016 voter register exhibition exercise

Posted on Jul-17 2016

The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) will observe the exhibition of the provisional voters' register exercise to be conducted by the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana from Monday 18th July, 2016 to Sunday 7th August, 2016. CODEO, which will deploy a total of 275 of its observers, will observe the entire process of the exhibition exercise, including the setting up of the exhibition centers, opening of the centers, availability of materials, the functioning of equipment of the Biometric Verification Device (BVD), compliance with exhibition procedures, conduct of authorized officials and party agents.

Busumuru Kofi Annan to headline 'Kronti Ne Akwamu' lecture

Posted on Jul-17 2016

Ghana's only Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, H.E. Kofi Annan is billed to speak on "Credible and Peaceful Elections: A Prerequisite for Africa's Progress" at this year's 'Kronti Ne Akwamu' lecture, the flagship annual democracy and governance event of the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana).

CDD-GHANA statement on Ghana Police Service intention to ban social media access during elections in Ghana

Posted on May-31 2016

Last week, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), John Kudalor, declared that the Ghana Police Service (GPS) was considering a ban on access to social media platforms during the 2016 general elections. This intent, according to the IGP, is part of the Police Administration's plans to ensure peace during the election period. The Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) joins others in registering our strong and unqualified opposition to any such move.