3 June 2012

Angola: Electoral Civic Education Agents Conclude Upgrading Seminar

Chinjenje — Fifteen civic and electoral education agents of Chinjenje district, about 118 kilometres west of Huambo city, on Saturday concluded an upgrading seminar on the organic law on the elections, for the success of the forthcoming general elections scheduled for next August 31.

The training initiative of the Provincial Electoral Commission of Huambo, lasted six days, with the participants having improved their knowledge on the methodologies of sensitising voters in the communities, their practices in order to flock to polling stations in a conscious and free manner.

During the seminar, the participants also analysed issues relating to electoral administration bodies, strategies of electoral civic education campaign, ballot papers and the construction of polling stations.

The participants improved knowledge on the electoral code of conduct, civic act, supervisors and observers, so that electoral civic education agents may act effectively in the communities.

The closing ceremony of the electoral civic education agents' upgrading seminar was presided over by the chairperson of the Chinjenje District Electoral Commission, Donato Saemanda, who called for the participants' need and obligation to be responsible, in order to clearly inform people about the how to vote in the next elections.

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