An electoral observer in Timor Leste needs to request his or her registration with STAE to be accepted . Both international and national observers authorized and identified by STAE have access to the polling centers, polling stations, the district and national tabulation centres in with a view to performance of their duties in strict compliance with applicable laws and regulations and codes of conduct drafted by STAE and approved by CNE.
The functions of an observer shall namely be the following:
*to monitor the unfolding of the voting operations from the establishment of the polling centre or polling station until its closure;
*to monitor the transportation of the ballot boxes as well as other items from the polling centre or polling station to the district tabulation centre;
*to monitor the process of counting the votes and tabulation of results;
*to prepare a report of the observation whenever so requested. The status of national or international observer and the performance of the respective functions shall be in compliance with rules contained in a code of conduct to be prepared by STAE and approved by CNE.
Apart from election monitoring, there are also observation focusing on other issues. Ra’es Hadomi Timor Oan (RHTO), the National Disabled People Organization (DPO) observed the inclusion and equal participation of people with disability throughout the electoral process in 2012 Presidential and National Parliamentary elections.
UNMIT Human Rights and Transitional Justice Section (HRTJS) took part in monitoring human rights situation prior to, during and immediately after the elections. The monitoring focused on accessibility to vote for all persons on an equal basis, including security forces and vulnerable groups (women, elderly, prisoners, persons in hospitals and persons with disabilities).
PDF : Preliminary Statement: Parliamentary Elections (EU: 2007) (Tetum)
PDF : Final Report: Legislative Elections (European Parliament: 2012)
PDF : Report of the observation delegation: legislative elections (European Parliament: 2007)
PDF : Report of the observation delegation: presidential elections (European Parliament: 2007)
PDF : Preliminary Statement: Parliamentary Elections (EU: 2007)
PDF : Preliminary Statement: Parliamentary Elections (EU: 2007) (Portuguese)
PDF : Final Report: Parliamentary Elections (The Carter Center: 2007)
PDF : Final Report of Presidential and Parliamentary Elections (EU: 2007)
PDF : Final Report of Presidential and Parliamentary Elections (EU: 2007) (Portuguese)
PDF : Summary of the Provisional Findings of the EU Election Observation Mission (2001)
PDF : Final Report Parliamentary Election (EU: 2012)
PDF : Report of the observation delegation: constituent assembly elections (European Parliament: 2001)
PDF : Certification of the Parliamentary and Presidential Elections: Part two (2007)