The Training of Trainers for Voters List Update jointly conducted by the Union Election Commission and International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), launched in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday with opening remarks by UEC Chairman U Hla Thein.
UEC members U Aung Myint, U Soe Yel, U Tun Khin, U Hla Tint, U Myint Naing, U Than Htay, officials from the UEC office, officials from IFES and 147 trainees from Region/State Election Sub-commissions were present in the opening ceremony.
In his opening remarks, UEC Chairman U Hla Thein said the trainees would receive skills for updating the compiled voting lists for the General Election 2020.
The training is following up the coordination meeting related to works of compiling voter list held with election officials from Region/State Election Sub-commissions on 18-19 December 2018. The UEC is also preparing to compile a handbook for polling.
“The year 2019 is considered a specific year for compiling voting lists. This training is very important for trainees as they will receive computerize skills for making voting lists. The trainees are urged to work hard to run the operations skillfully as they would become trainers when they return to their respective areas to share the skills to other staff,” said U Hla Thein.
It will be more efficient and reliable when the data is placed into new software. The course is essential to correctly compile polling for the General Election 2020. The perfection and correction of the polls list are important and officers from Region/State Election need to be consistent.
Afterwards, Country Director Mr. Paul Guerin OBE from IFES explained the aims of the course. The trainees will be divided into three groups and the course will be held until 11 January.
(Translated by Myat Thandar Aung)