CEPPS seeks to promote the integrity of Tunisia’s local and national elections as a sustainable vehicle for peacefully and democratically choosing leaders. CEPPS partners with Tunisian civil society organizations, journalists and government institutions to empower citizens to meaningfully participate in political and electoral processes, emphasizing the inclusion of women, youth and other traditionally marginalized groups.
CEPPS supports non-partisan civil society organizations (CSOs) to recruit, train and deploy thousands of Tunisian citizen observers to witness local and national elections. These observers use specialized methodologies and new technologies to report on all phases of the electoral process from voter registration through post-election appeals. Taken collectively, their efforts yield objective assessments of the elections’ integrity, promote greater transparency, and identify improvements needed for future elections.
We support local CSOs to engage in voter education and registration efforts with a focus on youth, women, persons with disabilities and other marginalized groups. The CEPPS civic education efforts are concentrated in Tunisia’s southern and interior regions, where the decline in voter turnout has been the most pronounced.
Together with Tunisian CSOs, journalists and government institutions, CEPPS implements voter and civic education programming targeting marginalized groups, including women living in rural areas, persons with disabilities, and youth.
CEPPS Key Achievements in Tunisia:
Tunisia’s electoral structure and data collections are more sophisticated today:
Tunisia’s electoral communications and outreach is more comprehensive than ever before: