With the election fever gaining momentum all electoral staff have been urged to practise professional ethics in their job because of their key role in the upcoming event.
This warning was issued to all electoral managers, returning officers (RO) and presiding officers(PO) during a training this week.
They have been reminded to conduct themselves in an ethical manner because they were the gatekeepers of democracy in the country.
And as stated in their election manual, they cannot expect voters and candidates to trust and have confidence in them if they don’t behave in an ethical manner.
“You should be courteous, polite and helpful at all times. Remember to treat all voters (women and men) equally with respect, “the commission said.
Electoral training advisor Ross Attrill emphasised this week during the electoral managers’ training that as electoral managers they must act to the highest standard of integrity, neutrality, transparency, fairness and respect for the secrecy of the vote.
These information were given out to the electoral managers as they will take on the important role during the election as coordinators of the election in all the provinces they responsible for.
By DANIEL NAMOSUAIA