By Jamal Adel.
Tripoli, 19 April 2014:
Sixty-three election officials in Obari have received training over the past week in preparation for municipal . . .[restrict]elections to be held on 26 April.
“Employees received extensive instruction on delivering ballot papers, recording complaints and dealing with appeals statements,” municipal elections sub-committee member for Obari Jamal Ahmed told the Libya Herald. Training ran for four days, beginning on Monday and ended on Thursday.
He said a turn-out of roughly 12,000 voters was expected on the election day and that his sub-committee would be running seven polling centres. Ahmed added that he would be coordinating with security officials and community elders in efforts to ensure voters’ safety.
In February Obari’s elections to the Constitutional Committee were suspended when two polling centres were stormed and set on fire. Other polling centres in the area then closed as a result. It is thought that Tebu protestors were behind the attacks after the National Tebu Assembly announced a boycott of the elections.
However municipal elections have not proved as divisive an issue and no boycotts have been announced. [/restrict]