The training of Supervisory Presiding Officers (SPOs) on Polling and Counting Procedures in Preparation for Ondo Governorship Elections commenced Wednesday September 23, 2020.
The two days Training is organized by the Electoral Institute with the objective that at the end of the training, participants should demonstrate the ability to organize and conduct training on Polling and Counting and effectively perform the electoral functions of SPOs in line with the First Supplementary Guidelines and Regulations to Elections and the INEC Policy on Conducting Elections in the Context of COVID -19 Pandemic.
The Training commenced with opening remarks by the DG, TEI, represented by HOD, TRAINING, TEI, who welcomed participants and advised them to be non partisan in the discharge of their duties.
He also charged them to ask questions where necessary and to be active participants, as the training is being conducted during a Pandemic and therefore, it is important to ensure safety of all participants and guarantee quality step down of the training for Presiding Officers (POs) and Assistant Presiding Officers (APOs).
The participants adhered to the PTF/NCDC guidelines by ensuring social distancing in sitting arrangements, wearing of face masks and use of Hand sanitizer in the 11 classes.
The Training will also highlight among others; the Voters Code of Conduct for Elections during the COVID-19 Pandemic as well as the Mock practice of the Revised Accreditation Process which involves the use of the Smart Card Reader (SCRs) for accreditation of Voters and the use of Z-PAD in the Upload of Polling Unit Results (scanned form EC 8A) on Portal for Public View.