Poll Staff Trained Ahead Of 20th November, 2018 Polls

The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) is conducting a two (2) day training programme for Presiding Officers, Assistant Presiding Officers and Ushers also collectively known as Poll Staff from 16th to 17th November, 2018 in places where elections are expected to take place on 20th November, 2018.

About 200 participants are expected to participate in the trainings in each District and Ward where the trainings will be held.

The training comes ahead of forthcoming polls for office of Council Chairperson in Lupososhi District, Parliamentary by-election in Mangango Constituency, Kaoma District and polls to take place on the same date in five (5) Local Government by-elections in Chisanga Ward of Ngabwe District, Lusinde Ward of Petauke District, Nkhanka Ward in Chama District, Tumvwanganai Ward of Solwezi District and Sipuma Ward of Shang'ombo District.

Poll Staff will be trained in Poll-day procedures and guidelines of the electoral code of conduct in addition to the principles of Non-partisanship, objectivity, integrity and transparency which the Commission ascribes to.

The training for Poll Staff is conducted by District Election Trainers.

A Presiding Officer is a person appointed by The Commission to be in charge of a Polling Station, an Assistant Presiding Officer is an Officer responsible for a polling stream in a polling station and answerable to a Presiding Officer, Ushers are Poll Staff stationed at Polling stations with multiple streams and they direct voters to appropriate streams.

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