Congo, Democratic Republic of

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How is the national electoral register created?
  • Created by the EMB using its own data collection and/or other sources of data
If electoral register is created by the EMB, which method is used?
  • A continuous register (voter data is continuously collected and updated between electoral events)
If electoral register is created by the EMB, what type of technology used for collecting registration data?
  • Digital voter registration kits/computers, off-line
If the EMB uses technology to collect voter registration data, is biometric data captured and used during registration?
  • Yes, both fingerprint scans and photos
Is the biometric data used in voter identification at polling stations?
  • Yes
Is technology used for identifying voters at polling stations (electronic poll books)?
  • No
How technology is used in relation paper voter lists?
  • Not applicable

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Is e-voting currently used in any elections with EMB participation?
  • Yes, in politically-binding national elections (elections for public office or direct democracy initiatives)
If e-voting is currently being used, what type(s) of technology used?
  • Electronic ballot printers (EBPs)
If e-voting is currently being used, is it taking place in controlled or uncontrolled environment?
  • E-voting takes place in controlled environment
If e-voting is currently being used, is it available for all voters or only some groups of voters?
  • All voters
If e-voting is NOT currently being used, what is the current status of e-voting in general?
  • Not applicable

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Are official election results processed by an electronic tabulation system?
  • Yes
If official election results processed by an electronic tabulation system, at which level results are entered into an electronic tabulation system?
  • Between polling station level and central level (see comments)
In the last national election, how many days did it take for the EMB to establish final results?
  • 11 days for Presidential and 66 days for Legislative
In the last national election, how many days did it take for the EMB to announce certified results?
  • 18 days for Presidential and 66 days for Legislative Elections

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Does the country use open source software in electoral processes?
  • Using open source systems have never been considered
What are the key reasons for or against using open source systems?
  • The immense political pressure, lack of necessary infrastructure in the nation and poorly trained staff which has limited the adoption of improved electoral practices and systems in the nation. CENI has also not been adequately funded by the government due to the country’s poor economic state.
What types of open source systems have been considered or used?
  • Not applicable

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Does the country provide individual online voter registration/polling assignment checks?
  • No
Does the country publish the statistical overview of voter lists online?
  • No
Does the country publish full voter registers at the polling station level online?
  • No
Does the country publish full voter registers at the national level online?
  • No
Does the country publish the lists of parties and/or candidates registered for elections online?
  • No
Does the country publish the election (voting) results online?
  • No
If the country publishes the election (voting) results online, what is the level of aggregation?
  • Not applicable
If the country publishes the election (voting) results online, what is the level of detail?
  • Not applicable
If the country publishes the election (voting) results online, what is the timing of publication of results?
  • Not applicable
If the country publishes the election (voting) results online, are historical results also available?
  • Not applicable
Does the country publish seat allocation data online?
  • No
Does the country publish candidate/party financing reports online?
  • No