- The findings analyzed individual observer reports from all the constituencies.
Besides that, incidences of violations were reported to have marred the campaigns but were relatively fewer compared with previous elections.
To government: There is an urgent need to initiate or continue with legal and institutional reforms on the mandate and independency of NEC and ZEC. The government should ensure that NEC and ZEC are given sufficient and permanent budgets for them to have sustainable management of their plans especially to have continuous voter’s updates and education.
NEC and ZEC should formulate and implement a permanent national voter’s education strategic plan including a national curriculum on the same.
There is the need to have parallel tabulation or tallying system (preferably done by independent and credible civil societies) to give unofficial result to mitigate concern of vote rigging or skimming as opposition claimed for the presidential elections in 2015.
The register should intensify enforcement of the election expenses law by adopting pro active measures including the deployment of investigation teams throughout the country at least during the elections period.
The register should also request the government to have public funding for small political parties in order to widen democratization in Tanzania.
Elections should be guarded by civil law enforcers only. Therefore deployment of the military should not happen in future elections as well as law enforcers should be made aware of electoral laws in order to make them conversant with the provisions of the law so they can enforce the same in more appropriate ways.
The political parties are main players of the electoral process and all of them should enhance transparency of their affairs and involvement of members and general public in their decision making process.
Others elections stakeholders
The international observers should find a way to collaborate with the local observers in order to compliment efforts of each side.
As for the general public who are voters and whom the electoral process is intended to benefit is recommended to be actively engaged in the advocacy initiatives to demand for the law and constitutional reforms (new Constitution).