CEC holds session to discuss preparations to presidential elections
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) --
The Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan held its meeting October 13, 2016, in the format of videoconference, at the Republican Press Center for the coverage of presidential elections. The event was chaired by the head of the Commission Mirza-Ulugbek Abdusalomov.
Members of district electoral commissions for elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, representatives of political parties participating in the elections, as well as mass media took part in the meeting.
The occasion participants discussed issues related to preparations for the forthcoming presidential ballot. Commission members deliberated on the plan of activities on the effective organization of the work of precinct election commissions for the elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
During the meeting it was noted that the task of preparing for the elections and their proper conduct places greater responsibility on precinct electoral commissions. Therefore, the Central Election Commission, district electoral commissions and the Independent Institute for Monitoring the Formation of Civil Society intend to arrange training seminars aimed at bolstering the legal knowledge of the members of precinct electoral commissions and boost their skills in the effective organization of commission activities.
Events are projected to be held in the format of national online seminar and as regional training workshops with the participation of members of precinct electoral commissions. Particular attention will be paid to such important aspects as the legal bases of activity of precinct election commissions, equipment of polling stations, register of voters and the procedure for making amendments and addenda to the organization of the process of early voting and casting ballot on the election day, the importance of the institution of observers, the role of the media to ensure openness and transparency of the electoral process.
During the meeting the participants also deliberated on other issues relating to the competences of the Central Election Commission. Respective resolutions of the CEC have been passed on the issues discussed.