Observer Registration Site

I am a technology professional committed to the development of sustainable solutions that deliver results.


I developed this observer registration solution for INEC1, the Nigerian election commission, while I was advising INEC on a USAID2 funded technical assistance project that was being executed by IFES3 during 2007.

Before this solution was developed, prospective observer agencies had to have an in-country office or agent which could apply for approval to observe electoral operations. This was inefficient, costly, and time consuming.

I developed a solution to demonstrate the benefits of allowing secure internet based registration. 

From this website, prospective observers could:

  • read observation guidelines and download a quick guide
  • complete and submit an observer application
  • upload scanned vital docs
  • view and receive status updates

Internally, the electoral commission could:

  • receive notifications when new or updated applications were received
  • exchange messages with applications
  • notify applicants of their application status
  • visualize data contained in the database
  • export the data to common exchange formats


Need a Similar Solution?

Technical assistance agencies, governments, and election commissions can contact me to obtain a tailored version of this solution. Hosted, owned, and multi-lingual versions are available. 

  • 1. INEC — Independent National Election Commission
  • 2. USAID — United States Agency for International Development
  • 3. IFES — International Foundation for Election Services
Guide for Observers2.84 MB
Guide for Application Reviewers4.11 MB
Guide for Site Administrators5.01 MB