NEC Begins Final Phase Of Voter Registration Workshop

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The National Elections Commission (NEC), through its Operations Department and Training Section, Wednesday commenced the last in a series of four phases of the Building in Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) Voter Registration workshop for Senior Technicians of the Commission and representatives from civil society organizations in Buchanan, Grand Bassa.

   The three-day BRIDGE Voter Registration workshop seeks to explore the principles of voter registration and to understand the legal foundation as well as the three main types of voter registration. According to the NEC, other topics include biometric identification, civil registration, electronic voter registration, and information and communications technology.

   The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Electoral Support Project in Liberia and partners the governments of Sweden and Ireland are providing funds for the BRIDGE voter registration workshop.

   The NEC statement from Buchanan said the BRIDGE voter registration workshop will also discuss criteria for boundary delimitation, its geography and physical features and guideline principles for successful voter registration in Liberia.

   Nearly 30 representatives from the NEC and civil society organizations, including the Progressive Women for Development (POWD), Democracy for Election Network, (DEN), ZEM Foundation, United Women Development Association (UWODA), and Emancipation Movement of Liberia (EMOL) are in attendance.

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