|2023 Election Visitor Program in Colombia
|Last updated 2023-11-27
2023 Election Visitor Program in Colombia
The 2023 A-WEB Election Visitor Program (EVP) for the Territorial Elections of Colombia on 29 October 2023 was held from 26-30 October in Colombia in response to the official invitation of the National Civil Registry (RNEC) and the National Electoral Council (CNE).
The A-WEB Mission comprises representatives from electoral experts and member Election Management Bodies (EMBs) from Belgium, Brazil, Bolivia, Guatemala, Panama and Peru. The Mission was headed by Dr. Carmen V.K., the head of the National Civil Registry of Peru.
The A-WEB Secretariat organized a briefing session for the A-WEB Mission to enhance understanding of the country’s electoral procedures and systems as well as publishing a manual book that contains detailed information on the electoral system of Colombia and a checklist that includes multiple questions on observing every stage of elections.
The A-WEB Mission observed electoral stages such as poll opening, vot identification, voting, vote counting and result tabulation in Bogota and Armenia. It also attended the conference, election opening ceremony and media conference organized by the EMBs of Colombia.
On election day, after observing the election, all the members of the Mission gathered and had a debriefing session where members discussed what they had observed, found lessons learned, and drove recommendations for improvement.
A-WEB's Election Visitor Program, started in 2014, has evolved into a platform fostering a cross-continental exchange of election management insights involving over 400 electoral stakeholders from 150 organizations.