Kyrgyz CEC receives computer equipment for upcoming presidential elections
Azerbaijan , Baku, Sept.29 / Trend, S.Dadashova /
The Central Election Commission of Kyrgyzstan received new computer equipment for the total amount of $195,405 to be used in the upcoming presidential elections, the UNDP in Kyrgyzstan said.
The equipment was purchased within the UNDP Kyrgyz Republic Elections Support for the funds provided by the European Union and the Government of Japan.
Some 100 computers, 85 printers and 2,400 cartridges for multi-functional fax/copier machines were transferred to the CEC to be used in Precinct Election Commissions (PEC) country-wide and polling stations. The equipment will help provide higher quality voter lists and more transparent electoral procedures.
According to the new electoral legislation, for the first time election commissions will be responsible for the quality of the voter lists. The new equipment will allow the TECs to maintain and update all voter registration records in their territory and upload it to the central data base in Bishkek, as well as to print the final voter lists and distribute them to PECs.
The new cartridges for the multi-functional copier/fax machines, which were procured last year for all PECs, will allow the PECs to copy all administrative documents for updating voter lists at the local level, as well as fax the results protocol directly to the CEC and provide photocopy of the protocol to all observers, thereby increasing the transparency of the elections overall.
UNDP Kyrgyz Elections Support Project (KESP) is funded by the European Union, the Governments of Japan, Austria, United Kingdom (UKaid) and Germany, Soros Foundation and UNDP.