Sri Lanka’s Northern Provincial Council Elections, 21 September 2013

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Sri Lanka’s Northern Provincial Council Elections, 21 September 2013
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Series Title: Commonwealth Election Reports
Publication date: 22 January 2014
Size: 297mm x 210mm
ISBN: 978-1-84929-112-5
Pages: 36

The report of the Commonwealth Observer Mission for Sri Lanka’s Northern Provincial Council Elections, held 21 September 2013. The Mission was led by Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, Former Vice President of Kenya, and was comprised of 4 eminent persons.

The Commonwealth Observer Mission found the conduct of election day itself to be impressive. The Mission expressed concerns about the pre-electoral environment and called for the establishment of an independent electoral commission.


ContentsExpand or collapse me
Letter of Transmittal

1. Introduction
Terms of reference
Activities

2. Political Background
Context
Reconciliation
Provincial Councils
The Northern Province

3. The Electoral Framework and Election Administration
Legal framework
The Provincial Council electoral system
Constitutional features
Electoral administration
Voter eligibility and registration
Candidate eligibility and nomination
Recommendations

4. Election Campaign and Media Environment
The election campaign
The campaign environment
Breaches of regulations on campaign activity
Abuse of incumbency
Election violence
Hate speech
Media environment
Recommendations

5. Voting, Counting and Results
Administrative districts and polling arrangements
Voter identification
Poll card
Voting
Counting of votes
Declaration of results
Post-results environment
District specific observations
Jaffna
Kilinochchi
Mullaitivu
Vavuniya
Mannar
Recommendations

6. Conclusions and Recommendations
Conclusions
Recommendations

Annex. Biographies of Commonwealth Observer Mission
Annex. Sri Lanka’s Northern Provincial Council Elections: Arrival Statement
Annex. Deployment Plan
Annex. Statement of Preliminary Findings