Under the auspices of the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), the Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO), once again, mounted a nationwide observation of Ghana's 2008 general elections. CODEO undertook a nine-month pre-election observation from March to November 2008 deploying sixty (60) trained pre-election observers to fifty-six (56) strategically selected constituencies across the country.
CODEO also deployed over 4,000 Election-Day observers for the December 7 presidential and parliamentary elections and the December 28 presidential runoff election. On January 2, 2009, CODEO observed the residual presidential run-off at the Tain constituency of the Brong Ahafo region.
In addition to its traditional election watch methodology, CODEO, for the first time, conducted parallel vote tabulation (PVT) of the presidential election in the December 7 and December 28 elections. CODEO's 2008 election activities were funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
The National Democratic Institute (NDI) of the USA provided technical assistance and funding to CODEO for the PVT exercise. The British High Commission supported CODEO's observation of the January 2, 2009 Tain constituency presidential run-off.