(L-r) Eric Des Pallieres and Dragan Zelić, Long-term observers from the OSCE/ODIHR Limited Election Observation Mission to the 6 November 2012 General elections in the United States; Daan Everts, the Head of the Mission, and Goran Petrov, the Mission’s Election Analyst, watch Mark Anderson, Election Supervisor of Bay County, collect the printout from a ballot scanning machine during a test. Panama City, Florida, 24 October 2012. (Office of the Election Supervisor of Bay County)
WASHINGTON D.C., 6 November 2012 - The election observers sent by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) for the general elections in the United States will present their preliminary statement of findings and conclusions at a news conference on Wednesday, 7 November, in Washington D.C.
The statement will be delivered by Ambassador Daan Everts, the Head of the OSCE/ODIHR limited election observation mission, after which there will be an opportunity for questions from the media.
The mission is observing the elections following an invitation by the United States government, in line with its commitments as an OSCE participating State.
The mission comprises a total of 44 long-term observers, deployed throughout the country, and a core team of 13 election experts, based in Washington D.C. The mission members come from a total of 23 OSCE participating States.
Journalists are invited to attend the news conference on Wednesday, 7 November, at 15:00, at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 1201 K Street N.W., Washington D.C.
For further information contact:
Thomas Rymer, Spokesperson, OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, (202) 304-7611 or 48 (609) 522 266, firstname.lastname@example.org