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Call for international monitoring

Self-Determination Referendum of Catalonia International Monitoring

 

Following the call of a referendum in Catalonia on 1 October 2017, as per the Law on the Self-Determination Referendum, approved by the Catalan Parliament the 6th September 2017, Article 15.1 establishes: “The Government of Catalonia and its electoral administration will encourage the presence of international election monitors”. The Government of Catalonia thus welcomes both non-governmental organisations and individuals who wish to partake in the observation of the referendum on site in order to witness the proceedings throughout the day, thus guaranteeing the democratic quality of the Referendum.

According the Chapter X of the Government of Catalonia Decree 140/2017 dated September the 6th the Electoral Commission of Catalonia has foreseen two different types of election monitoring:

Call for international observers

 

Experienced international observers with prior involvement in electoral observation missions will be especially welcomed. The international observers will be selected according to education and relevant experience, as well as the information detailed in the “Proposed Electoral Observation Activities” document to be submitted and attached to the application.

This proposal must include a working plan detailing foreseen activities, description of responsibilities within the working team, mission schedule, and CVs of the working team accrediting their relevant training and experience.

Observers commit to present a preliminary statement after the provisional results are announced and a Mission Report no later than 10 days after the official publication of the results.

The Electoral Commission of Catalonia can accredit registered organisations or groups of individuals, in both cases it is necessary to identify and provide the contact details of the head of mission during the observation mission. In the case of organisations, it is requested they submit their legal documents of constitution.

To apply as an international observer, please download the relevant form here and send it duly filled to monitors@ref1oct.eu by 25th September 2017 attaching the documents specified in the form.

Requirements for International Observers
  1. In order to receive their credentials, all international observers must submit the corresponding application and the required documents with the procedure specified above by 25th September 2017.
  2. International Observers must be aged 18 or over on the day of the referendum.
  3. International Observers may be of any nationality but Spanish.
  4. International Observers will be required to sign in the application form a commitment to respect the Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation and the Code of Conduct for International Election Observers adopted on October, 27, 2005 at the United Nations.

The working language will be English. All briefings will be conducted in English. International Observers must be able to read briefing materials, attend briefing sessions, and understand procedural instructions, all in English.

All International Observers are asked to refrain from commenting on referendum-related issues via social media. In line with the Code of Conduct, media communications regarding the electoral process and the substance of observations should be made only by the Head of Mission, organisation Spokesperson, or other responsible organisation officials.

The Electoral Commission of Catalonia will not assume the expenses related to  travel or accommodation, deployment or activities of the international observers or visitors.

 

International Observer Code of Conduct

 

The Electoral Commission of Catalonia reserves the right to reject any application that does not sufficiently fulfil the requirements of impartiality and objectivity. Likewise the accreditation can be withdrawn in case of any serious breach of the Observer Code of Conduct.

Download here the full Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation and the Code of Conduct for International Election Observers adopted on October, 27, 2005

Call for international visitors

 

International Visitors interested in witness the proceedings of the Referendum will also be welcomed. International Visitors will be accredited on an individual basis and will be selected among distinguished academics in social sciences, or those with political experience or with a relevant career in the defense and promotion of human rights.

To apply as an International Visitor, please download the relevant form here (provided below)and send it duly filled to visitors@ref1oct.eu by 25th September 2017 attaching the documents specified in the form.

International Visitors Requeriments
  1. In order to receive their credentials, all international visitors must submit the corresponding application and the required documents with the procedure specified above by 25th September 2017.
  2. International Visitors must be aged 18 or over on the day of the referendum.
  3. International Visitors may be of any nationality but Spanish.
  4. International Visitors will be required to sign in the application form a commitment to respect the Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation and the Code of Conduct for International Election Observers adopted on October, 27, 2005 at the United Nations.

 

All International Visitors will receive a briefing upon arrival and are required to operate in accordance with these guidelines. All briefings will be conducted in English.

 All International Visitors are kindly asked to align their communications in social media according to the conditions established in the Code of Conduct.

The Electoral Commission of Catalonia will not assume the expenses related to travel or accommodation, deployment or activities of the international visitors.

 

Before coming

International Visitors will require credentials from the Electoral Commission of Catalonia before they can partake as such.

Briefing

Before deployment, International Visitors will be provided with a briefing, and the Electoral Commission of Catalonia will provide support to International Visitors to establish contacts with political parties and organisations active in the referendum when requested.

 

International Visitor Code of Conduct

 

The Electoral Commission of Catalonia reserves the right to reject any application that does not sufficiently fulfil the requirements of impartiality and objectivity. Likewise the accreditation can be withdrawn in case of any serious breach of the Code of Conduct.

Download here (provided below) the full Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation and the Code of Conduct for International Election Observers adopted on October, 27, 2005

 

Annex-1-Declaration-of-Principles-For-International-Election-Observation-Code-of-Conduct-1
20170905-Application-form-Intl-Visitors

 

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Catalan referendum ref1oct.eu Polling Points

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Questions & answers on the polling points

 

What are the Polling Points?

The polling point is the place where the vote is made, the voting proceedings and where the counting and preliminary scrutiny is done.

The polling point officers are one presiding officer and two secretaries.

 

How are the polling point officers appointed?

The appointment of the polling point officers is made by the Government’s electoral administration, under supervision of the Electoral Commission of Catalonia.

The officers of the polling points and their substitutes are assigned in a public draw from all those registered on the electoral roll aged under 70.

 

How are appointments of the polling point members notified?

Those polling point officers appointed will receive within two days of the appointment. If the notification is received later, the delay will not invalidate the appointment.

Together with the notification, the appointees will receive an instruction manual on their responsibilities edited by the Electoral Commission of Catalonia.

 

What rights do polling point officers have?

The rights of those persons who are officers of polling points are as follows:

  • Paid leave during the voting day, if it is a working day, and five hours’ leave during the working day following the voting day.

 

Is duty as presiding office or secretary obligatory?

Yes, the exercise of the duty as a polling point officer (presiding or secretary) is obligatory, not voluntary, notwithstanding allegation of justified and documented causes preventing duty.

 

What term do I have to make allegations excusing duty as a polling point officer? Where should I submit them?

Those of you who have been appointed as polling point officers have a term of three days to submit allegations of justified and documented cause for leave of absence.

 

What term do the local electoral commissions have to resolve the allegations?

The corresponding local electoral commission must resolve the allegations within two days. The decision of the local electoral commission may not be appealed.

 

What should I do if I cannot get to the polling station where I am to form part of a polling point on the day of the vote?
  • If you find your are unable to appear to carry out your duties once the term to submit allegations has expired, you must communicate this to the corresponding local electoral commission at least 72 hours before polling point is to be constituted, and you will have to submit the appropriate justifications. If you find you are unable to appear for duty after this period, the communication to the Commission must be made immediately and in any case before the constitution of the polling point.
  • If the impediment materialises after this term and you cannot appear on the day of the voting at 8 am, the communication to the electoral commission must be made immediately to the local electoral commission, and in any case, before the time of the constitution of the polling point.

 

If I have to work on the day of the vote, do I have a right to leave if I am a polling point officer?

Yes. Those persons who do not enjoy a weekly day off on the day of the vote and are appointed to be a polling point officer or a party representative, you have the right to enjoy paid leave of one whole working day against the voting day, and a reduction of the first five hours of the working day after the day of the vote, also paid.

These leaves, which are non-recoverable, will be paid to you by your employer once you have justified your duty as a polling point officer or party representative.

 

Where can I obtain justification that I have been a polling point officer?

Initially you can use a copy of the notification of your appointment as a polling point presiding officer or secretary. You can then request a document of proof of your duty from the Electoral Commission of Catalonia.

 

What time is the polling point established?

The polling point is established at 8 am on the day of the vote.

The presiding officer, the two secretaries and the respective substitutes of each polling point appear at the corresponding polling station to establish the polling point with the support of representative of the electoral administration.

 

How is the polling point established on the day of the vote?

Every presiding officer has two substitutes. Both presiding officers and substitutes must appear at the polling station at 7:30 am on the 1st October.

If all the appointed officers appear, the polling points will be established with these officers.

If the presiding officer does not appear, he/she will be substituted in the order as follows:

  • by the first substitute,
  • if the first substitute is not present, by the second substitute;
  • si no hi ha cap suplent, actua com a president/a el primer vocal, i
  • if there is no substitute present, the first secretary will act as presiding officer, and
  • if the first secretary is not present, by the second secretary,
  • If the secretaries have not appeared at the polling stations, or if they have taken position as presiding officers:
    • They will be substituted by the respective substitutes

In the case where any of the substitutions above cannot be made, the corresponding local electoral commission will immediately designate the persons to establish the polling points, and may order as many electors present on the premises as may be necessary to do so in the order in which they are ready to vote at that time.

 
Can a polling point be established without a presiding officer or either secretary?

A polling point cannot be established without the presence of the presiding officer and both secretaries.

If in the case there are not sufficient officers, the corresponding local electoral commission will immediately designate the persons who are to establish the polling point, and may order as many electors present on the premises as may be necessary to do so in the order in which they are ready to vote at that time.

 

Once the poling point has been established what do the substitutes do?

Once the polling point has been established, the substitutes who have not finally been appointed as officers of the polling point may leave the polling station and will be exempt of any further duties.

 

What material will be necessary for the vote?

Each polling point must have the following:

  • One ballot box duly shut and sealed.
  • A sufficient number of envelopes and ballot papers.

 

Can an officer abandon the polling point temporarily?

Yes, as long as there are at least two officers remaining at the polling point.

 

What happens if there are only two officers remaining, and one has to leave momentarily?

Voting will have to be interrupted until the absent officer returns.

 

In the case a polling point is temporarily staffed by a single officer, can the local electoral commission ask any voter who may be present at that moment to make up of the polling point?

Yes. The local electoral commission may order an elector to form part of the polling point.

 

What happens if I am an officer of a polling point and I arrive late on the day of the vote?

If the certificate of establishment has been signed, you will not be able to take position of your post as officer of the polling point as you will have been substituted.

 

What happens if I am an officer of a polling point and I fall ill during the day of the vote?

The vote must continue with the remaining officers of the polling point.

 

Who will substitute me if I am the presiding officer of a polling point and fall ill during the day of the vote?

You will be substituted by the first secretary. If the second secretary does not agree, your casting vote as the presiding officer allows you to take this decision.

 

Can the result of the vote be invalidated because of the absence of the officers of a polling point?

No. But it does imply an irregularity.

 

Over the day of voting, can I be arrested during my duty as a polling point officer or representative?

No. You cannot be arrested by any authority, unless involving flagrant crime.

 

Besides being an officer, can I participate at a polling point in any other way?

As well as the presiding officer and the two secretaries, the formally appointed polling point party representatives and observers may be present upon establishing the polling points and participating in the deliberations.

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