Liberia: NEC, UNDP train 18,000 Liberian poll workers

Monrovia, Liberia, October 6 (PANA) – The National Election Commission of Liberia (NEC) in conjunction with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Friday ended the training of some 18,000 poll workers ahead of the 10 October presidential and legislative elections.

The poll workers were trained before deployment to over 5,390 polling places in 2,080 electoral precincts to ensure smooth management of the voting process. The training focused on polling places set up; step-by-step voting procedures; and general polling station standards.

On Election Day, the poll workers will be responsible to support all voting processes at their designated polling stations to ensure unhindered polling processes.

Representatives of international and local observer groups, including the African Union, ECOWAS, European Union, United States and other nations and organizations, observed the training as part of their work in assessing the preparedness of election staff.

The training was part of a US$16 million Election Project supported by the UNDP, European Union, Ireland, Sweden and Canada to work in partnership with NEC to strengthen the Liberia election systems.
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06 october 2017 16:38:46

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