Political Parties’ TOT Workshop Begins Today At NEC

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Headquarters of the National Elections Commission

The National Elections Commission (NEC) says it will on today commence the first in a series of two-day training of trainers (TOT) workshop for registered political parties and independent candidates leading to the conduct of the  December 8, 2020 special senatorial elections, Constitutional referendum and the two representative by-elections in Montserrado and Sinoe counties.

   A statement issued by the Commission on Thursday, November 12, 2020 says the political parties and independent candidates’s TOT workshop is in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Liberia Electoral Support Project, the German Government and the National Democratic Institute (NDI), with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

   According to the NEC, over 400 representatives of political parties, independent candidates, alliances and coalitions are expected to benefit from the TOT workshop through the Strengthening Political Parties Program (SP3), also in close collaboration with the Liberia Peace-Building Office (PBO).

   “Elections monitoring deployment plan, field data collection and tallying procedures, the Principles of election monitoring and observation, election day complaint procedures at the polls, as well as polling and counting procedure of the 2020 special senatorial elections are topics that will form part of the discussions during the training of trainer’s workshop,” the NEC said in the statement.

   The NEC said additional training of trainers workshops for political parties and independent candidates will be conducted next week in three regions across the country: Ganta, Nimba County; Tubmanburg, Bomi County; and Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, focusing widely on electoral violence prevention.

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