June 22, 2024


Addis Ababa

The Coalition of Ethiopian Civil Society Organizations for Elections (CECOE) has finalized its preparation to observe the remaining and outstanding elections in Benishangul Gumuz, Afar, Central Ethiopia, and Somali regions. 

CECOE has conducted a one-day trainings to a total of 15 Long Term Observers (LTOs)  who were drawn from  its member organizations in Assosa, Semera, Butajira, and Jigjiga cities, and deployd them to observe the pre-election environment.

CECOE also organized trainings for  the Short Term Observers(STOs) on  June 19 and 20, 2024 in Asossa, Semera, Butajira, and Jigjiga cities to equip them with the necessary skills and  knowledge to observe the electoral process on polling day.

In addition, CECOE has also organized simulation exercises for STOs  on how to report  to CECOE’s Data Center  their  observation findings  in real time using the state of art technology SMS and Apollo.

On June 23, 2024 CECOE will deploy a total of 84 stationary observers who will observe the whole election day process in the polling stations where they are assigned to observe the voting processes.

CECOE will publish a comprehensive observation report consisting of the pre-election, election Day and post-election observation findings.