Carter Center Issues Preliminary Statement on Sudan Referendum Mission
In response to an invitation from the SSRC, The Carter Center initiated its referendum observation activities in Sudan in August 2010, subsequently deploying long-term observers in September. During the voter registration process, the Center deployed a total of 72 observers across Sudan and to the eight nations where Out-of-Country Voting (OCV) took place. Carter Center observers made approximately 1300 visits to referendum centers in 24 out of 25 states.
For the January 2011 polling period over 100 observers have been deployed to observe the polling and tabulation process, both in Sudan and the OCV locations, covering 24 of 25 States in Sudan and all eight of the OCV countries. Throughout Sudan, observers made over a thousand visits to 762 referendum centers, or 27 percent of the total referendum centers in Sudan. In total, Carter Center core staff, long‐term, short term, and out‐of-country observers form a diverse group from 34 countries.
To read the entire report, click here: Carter Center Preliminary Statement on Sudan Referendum Mission