Pre-Election Phase

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The material shown here offers a unique view into the day-to-day management of the electoral component of the UNAMET. Memos and letters illustrate the interaction with other participants in the referendum, such as civil society, electoral observers, and security forces. Manuals and forms set procedures more operative in nature than the regulations provided in the legal, political, and security legal framework agreed upon in May 1999.

UNAMET’s tasks before the election included voter education, voter registration, and electoral management. Voter education implies informing them the stakes of the election and instructing them on how to vote. Voter registration refers to the elaboration of lists of people with the right to vote. Electoral management involves logistic activities, such as rules for documenting operations, tabulation, and rules for volunteers.

Voter Education

Poster on valid documents for voter identification (1 of 2)

Poster on valid documents for voter identification (2 of 2)

Memo – Voter information activities

Commission for Peace and Stability – Concept Notes

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Voter Registration

Voter registration Q & A

Memo – Prisoner voting

Letter – Information on registration points

Discussion paper – Enfranchisement of internally displaced persons

Memo – Extension of the voter registration period


Registration Courser

Instructions

Presenter’s material

Guide

1 – Overview

2 – Qualification

3 – Registration process

4 – Data scrutiny and refusal to register

5 – Polling overview

Participant’s material

Guide

1 – Overview

2 – Qualification

3 – Registration process

4 – Data scrutiny and refusal to register

District Electoral Officer’s material

1 – Overview

2 – Qualification

3 – Registration process

4 – Accepting application forms

5 – Polling overview

Additional material

Additional material

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Electoral Management

Letter – Banner display

Terms of reference for United Nations Volunteers for the United Nations Assistance Mission in East Timor (UNAMET)

Procedures for discussion – Ballot tabulation


Forms

List of forms

Form ETP01 – Record of ballot paper supplied to a registration polling center

Form ETP02 – District Electoral Officer’s return

Form ETP04 – Temporary voter registration card

Form ETP06 – Tamper evident bag label: Bag containing books of ballot papers from which some or all of the ballot papers have been used

Form ETP07 – Tamper evident bag label: Bag containing books of ballot papers from which no ballot papers have been used

Form ETP08 – Tamper evident bag label: Bag containing spoiled ballot papers

Form ETP09 – Tamper evident bag label: Bag containing voter registration cards obtained from voters who were given a vote

Form ETP10 – Tamper evident bag label: Bag containing voter registration cards confiscated from voters who were refused a vote

Form ETP11 – Tamper evident bag label: Bag containing 1) The computarized list of registered voters used at the polling station; and 2) The manual list of voters (Form ETR04) for the polling station

Form ETP12 – Tamper evident bag label: Bag containing discarded ballot papers

Form ETC01 – Check-in form

Form ETC02 – Reconciliation form


Observation Accreditation

Letter – Inquiry about the intended role in monitoring of the Commission for Peace and Stability

Letter – Accreditation revocation or denial of 24 organizations

Letter – Accreditation denial of the Islamic Youth

Statement – Accreditation revocation or denial

Briefing notes for Australian observers

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