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Statement on the Usage of the Previously Provided Badges to the Media

It is known that the National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) has provided special reporting badges to the media personnel and journalists after having them submit their requests. The Board would like to announce that the local media personnel and journalists can use these badges to report the election to be held in constituencies where it hasn’t been conducted yet, the re-election, and referendum that will be held on September 30, 2021.

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The National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) held a consultation with civil society organizations (CSOs) engaged in voter education

The National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) held a consultation with civil society organizations engaged in voter education. Deputy chairperson of the Board, Wubshet Ayele, members of the Board leadership, Abera Degefa (Dr.) and Bizuwerk Ketete, and Melatwork Hailu, CEO of the Board, were present at the consultation. The consultation was opened by a speech from the deputy chairperson who thanked the CSOs for their significant role in the success of the General Election.

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The National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) passed a decision concerning voter registration in constituencies where polling hasn’t been conducted or been interrupted

It is known that the National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) conducted the 6th General Election on June 21, 2021. However, there were some constituencies where polling was not conducted on the date specified above due to major irregularities related to Voter Registration (VR), the time needed to clarify complaints on Voter Registration, and issues related to security.

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The National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) announced the Electoral Calendar after having a discussion with political parties who are running in the constituencies where polling was not held on June 21, 2021.

The National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) held a discussion on August 19, 2021 with political parties who are running in the constituencies where it was not held on June 21. With the presence of all of the Board management, Birtukan Midekssa, the Chairperson of the Board presented NEBE’s activity report since the last electoral cycle.

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The National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) Presented Investigation Reports Conducted by Team of Experts on the Voter Registration in the Somali Region to Political Parties

The National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) presented investigation reports conducted by a team of experts on voter registration in the Somali Region to political parties on August 17, 2021. The consultation was attended by all board members, and it was opened by the Chairperson of the Board, Birtukan Midekssa.

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The National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) Held a Consultation with Civil Society Organizations

The forum was attended by all five Board management, the Chief Executive of the Board and all the representatives of the departments of the Board, and the Chairperson of the board, Birtukan Midekssa, opened the meeting. In her speech, the chairperson highlighted the contribution of the CSOs and thanked them. She further explained the significance of CSOs by indicating that the preliminary statement made, and the upcoming statements to be made by the organizations have big impacts on the improvement of the election process.

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The National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) has consulted with political parties who have filed complaints related to the 6th General Election Process

The National Election Board of Ethiopia consulted with political parties who had participated in the 6th General Election and complained about the voting process. The consultation, which was attended by the chairman of the Board, Birtukan Mideksa, and the vice chairman of the board, Woubshet Ayele, intended to address the grievances of the parties and to enable them to share their constructive ideas that will help them find a quicker and better solution with respect to the time the Board has. This was stated by the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Board in their speech.

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The National Election Board of Ethiopia gives a press briefing today, June 26, 2021

The National Election Board of Ethiopia gives a press briefing today, June 26, 2021. Therefore, we would like to inform the media that meets the following criteria to cover the press briefing to be held at Skylight Hotel at 4:30PM.

- Display the board's media accreditation badge

- Only two professionals from one media can participate. (including photo/video professionals)

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Some Points about the Announcement of Results of the Election

One of the major targets of an election process is to properly compile voting results and announce them step by step to the public on time. The Board is expected to gather, organize, and announce to the public results transferred from polling stations to the headquarters by using modern information technology. Unless there exists a proven uncontrollable situation, an official announcement consisting of the following points is released in 10 days after the Election Day.

Accordingly, when election results are released, the following are also included.