In preparations for the conduct of the 2017 General Elections in Liberia, the National Elections Commission (NEC), through its Geo Information Service (GIS) Section on Monday December 5, through Thursday December 8 conducted a four-day Voter Registration Center Data Collection and Assessment Workshop.
A total of Seventh-Two Participants attended the four days GIS Workshop at the Headquarters of the National Elections Commission in Sinkor on 9th Street.
According to the Acting GIS Director Michael B. Monger the participants, were all Liberians include, 68 GPS Data Collectors, 2 GIS Technicians and 2 Call Team Staffs.
Opening the GIS Workshop today, the Executive Director of NEC, C. A. Lamin Lighe informed the participants that data, they collect from the field will set the basis for the Commission to conduct a free, fair, transparent and credible 2017 General Elections in Liberia.
The Executive Director of NEC said, data collected by the GIS Temporary Staffs was crucial component of the electoral process, as they are mandated to verify and assess the availability of the current 1, 780 Voting Centers and to make provisions for the setting up of the additional 300 new Voter Centers throughout the country.
Mr. Lighe said, the 300 new voters Centers will reduce the long distances by voters and give them easy assets to voting centers, something he said will encourage more voters to participate in the election.