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Training campaign, Equal access for everybody to polling stations, held in ten districts of Moldova

19:43 | 02.02.2022 Category: Social

Chisinau, 2 February /MOLDPRES/ - The audit of 1,206 polling stations will be carried out in ten districts of Moldova, in order to ensure equal access for each citizen to the polling station.  

The Central Electoral Commission (CEC), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Moldova, in partnership with the INFONET Alliance and the MOTIVAION Association, with the support of USAID Moldova and the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Chisinau, have informed that the campaign, Equal access for everybody to polling stations, would be carried out on the period January-March 2022. Within the campaign, the audit of 1,206 polling stations will be carried out and the capacities of the local public administrations from at least ten districts will be trained and developed.     

According to the information presented, within this campaign, the teams of the local public authorities will be trained and will learn how an access platform should be correctly constructed, which the costs are and what, in general, an accessible institution includes, beginning with the road to it and ending with the bathroom.   

After the audit of those 1,206 public institutions in 2022, decision-makers will make a study due to present information on the accessibility of all polling stations usually opened at national elections.  

A similar assessment was carried out in 2019 and comprised 612 polling stations from Chisinau, Balti, Hancesti, Causeni, Edinet and the Autonomous Territorial Unit of Gagauzia, which accounted for 30 per cent of all polling stations.  


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