The presidential elections of November 1, 2020 will be overseen by 1,884 national observers and 309 international observers accredited by the Central Election Commission (CEC), IPN reports.
According to the CEC, 77 observers on behalf of nongovernmental organizations and diplomatic missions and 156 observers on behalf of electoral competitors will monitor the voting process at the polling stations established abroad. For the polling stations situated in Moldova, the district electoral councils accredited by one national observer, at the request of the electoral contenders.
The observers have the right to attend all the electoral operations, including on the election day, without intervening in the electoral process or in other electoral aspects, and to inform the head of the electoral body about the noticed irregularities. They have access to all the information of an electoral character, the voter rolls, the voter reports compiled by the electoral bodies and can take photos and make videos with the notification of the head of the electoral body, without endangering the secrecy and security of voting. The CEC said the observers do not form part of the composition of the electoral bodies and their work is remunerated not by it, but by the contenders who asked to accredit them.
The list of observers accredited by the CEC is available on the Commission’s official website.