For the last two years, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has been supporting the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) with integrating technology into their electoral process and strengthening their transparency with stakeholders. 

IFES conducted an evaluation of the feasibility of implementing different options for a results transmission system and necessary capacity building. Based on the findings and recommendations from that assessment, IFES assisted the ECZ in the development of a transparency framework and the establishment of decentralized Provincial Electoral Support Centers to feed field operations information into the National Electoral Support Center. This provided an almost real-time status update from each polling station on the time polling stations opened, closed, and delivered results, plus any emergency situations that arose, allowing the ECZ to respond accordingly on Election Day and the days following.

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