Support to the Electoral Process in Armenia
(SEPA)


The UNDP designed “Support to the Electoral Process in Armenia (SEPA)” project
in response to the Government of Armenia request for technical assistance
in implementing the voter authentication process introduced in the Electoral Code in 2016.

The transfer of the Voter Authentication Devices (VADs) to the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) of Armenia has taken place on 4 July 2017.

The transfer of the Voter Authentication Devices (VADs) to the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) of Armenia has taken place on 4 July 2017.

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15

months duration
from July 2016
to September 2017

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1

key objective
to increase voter participation through enhanced credibility of electoral processes

Total contribution:
6.71 Million USD

What We Do


Activities (being) carried out

  • Support the introduction of new technology – voter authentication devices (VADs) in the electoral process.
  • Enhance the capacity of the Central Election Committee of Armenia (CEC) in conducting training for VAD operators.
  • Enhance the capacity of CEC to conduct a voter education campaign introducing the voter authentication technology and new polling procedures.

Main achievements so far.

SEPA project successfully procured 4,000 Voter Authentication Devices which were deployed in 1997 polling stations across the Armenia and functioned efficiently on April 2 National Assembly elections.

SEPA advisors supported the CEC in developing the procedures/Manual for the voter authentication process. The project also supported the design and production of over 11,000 copies of the manual

With the support of the SEPA Training Advisors the CEC conducted a three-level cascade training for trainers and VAD operators. 4,962 VAD Operators passed the official test and 4,000 Operators were deployed by the CEC to polling stations each operating one device.

The CEC, with the help of SEPA, conducted the largest ever voter education campaign producing as many as 200,000 booklets, 500 sets of posters, 2 TV and 3 Radio spots.

What We Do


Activities (being) carried out

  • Support the introduction of new technology – voter authentication devices (VADs) in the electoral process.
  • Enhance the capacity of the Central Election Committee of Armenia (CEC) in conducting training for VAD operators.
  • Enhance the capacity of CEC to conduct a voter education campaign introducing the voter authentication technology and new polling procedures.

Main achievements so far.

SEPA project successfully procured 4,000 Voter Authentication Devices which were deployed in 1997 polling stations across the Armenia and functioned efficiently on April 2 National Assembly elections.

SEPA advisors supported the CEC in developing the procedures/Manual for the voter authentication process. The project also supported the design and production of over 11,000 copies of the manual

With the support of the SEPA Training Advisors the CEC conducted a three-level cascade training for trainers and VAD operators. 4,962 VAD Operators passed the official test and 4,000 Operators were deployed by the CEC to polling stations each operating one device.

The CEC, with the help of SEPA, conducted the largest ever voter education campaign producing as many as 200,000 booklets, 500 sets of posters, 2 TV and 3 Radio spots.

Core Outcomes Of The Project


Voter Authentication Devices

(hardware and software)
procured and are the property of the CEC

VAD Operators

trained and passed the official test

Voter education products:

200,000 booklets
500 sets of posters
2 TV spots
3 Radio spots.

Public Statements

• Parliamentary Elections. Election Observation Mission.
OSCE Statement.
2 April 2017

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• U.S. Statement On Armenian Elections.
4 April 2017

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• Statement By The Spokesperson On The Parliamentary
Election In Armenia.
3 April 2017

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• British Embassy Statement On Parliamentary Elections In Armenia.
6 April 2017

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Resources


3D animation on How to vote inside the voting booth in Armenian.

3D animation of VADs, how the voters are registered, in Armenian.

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