BY MIKE PUIA
10 Registration Managers (RMs) and 50 Registration Officers (ROs) are undergoing training-of-trainers in preparation for the National Voter Registration exercise.
Being an important role in overseeing the implementation of the Voter Registration exercise throughout the country, the training will help them understand their roles and responsibilities as well as professionalism and partiality in executing their roles.
In the Voter Registration exercise, RMs are responsible for each of the provinces while the Registration Officers (ROs) represent each of the 50 constituencies.
They are directly responsible for the coordination of registration teams that will be dispatched in constituencies to conduct voter registration.
The RMs and ROs will also be responsible for training of Registration Clerks (RCs) and Assistant Registration Officers (AROs) who will directly involve in the voter registration exercise.
The current training will prepare them to return to their provinces and conduct further training for RCs and AROs.
The current training covers a range of topics from roles and responsibilities and code of conduct to voter registration procedures and aspects surrounding conducting voter information sessions in communities.
Divided into two groups, the first group that commenced training yesterday were RMs and ROs from Malaita, Choiseul, Temotu, Renbel and Isabel Provinces. The next group of provinces will start their training Tuesday next week.
The training is being carried out by the Office of the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC).