April 9, 2010, 3:28 pm
By Deborah Hakes
Deborah Hakes is assistant director of public information for The Carter Center.
Sudan’s historic elections, the country’s first in 24 years, begin on Sunday and will include nearly one week of voting and counting the ballots. The Carter Center deployed approximately 70 observers to Sudan’s 25 states. Campaigning officially ended today, and in Khartoum, election materials were packed up on trucks to be delivered across the city to each polling station.
Democracy Program Director David Carroll addresses Carter Center observers at a briefing on Friday morning in Khartoum before they deployed across the country. From left to right: Field Office Director Graham Elson, Ambassador Lakhdar Brahimi, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Carter Center President and CEO Dr. John Hardman, and David Carroll.
In Khartoum, the materials for polling stations were taken out of a warehouse and loaded onto trucks to be delivered across the city.
A worker for the National Elections Commission lifts a stack of ballot box lids to be delivered to a polling station in Khartoum.
A worker lifts a stack of ballot boxes onto a truck on Friday, April 9, in Khartoum
Meet one of Sudan’s domestic observers who received training from The Carter Center.
Meet one of the Center’s long-term observer teams in Sudan
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