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Civil society organisations to apply for certification

Nasik Swami
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

NGOs that want to conduct voter education in the country in the lead-up to the September 17 general election have reason to be excited.

In a meeting with political parties and civil society groups yesterday, Electoral Commission chairman Chen Bunn Young said NGOs would be able to apply for certification to conduct voter education, by the end of this week, .

Mr Young said the requirement was part of the Electoral Decree.

He said in order to provide voter education, NGOs needed to satisfy certain conditions contained in the decree.

Mr Young said he had also assured the NGOs that the Elections Office would take into account some of the comments that were earlier made by NGOs regarding consideration for people living with disabilities.

"It is part of our overall planning," he said.

Mr Young and Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem also met representatives of political parties to iron out the issues they faced and provide a demonstration on the use of the ballot paper.





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