Hai Duong (VNA) –Hai Duong province should stick importance to drawing up the list of voters as the locality houses many industrial zones and clusters where multiple workers from other localities are working, said National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

The top legislator made the request on April 23 while inspecting the northern province’s preparations for the upcoming election of deputies to the 14th legislature and People’s Councils at all levels for 2016-2021.

NA Chairwoman Ngan, who is also head of the National Election Council, urged the locality to announce the official lists of candidates for all-level People’s Councils before April 27 and final candidates for NA deputies no later than May 2.

Communication work should be stepped up to popularise the significance of the election as well as its date, form and constituencies, she said.

The chief legislator underlined the need for Hai Duong to create favourable conditions for all candidates to meet with voters in order to present their action programmes equally.

The provincial election committee should team up with competent agencies to handle petitions, complaints, recommendations about the election before May 12, ten days ahead of the election day, she said, adding that pending ones will be settled following the poll.

With ten districts, one city and own town, Hai Duong is entitled to elect nine deputies to the 14 th NA, 65 deputies to the provincial People’s Council, 434 deputies to the district People’s Councils and 6,680 deputies to the communal People’s Councils. The province has a total of 1,976 polling stations.

After the third consultative conference on April 15, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee in Hai Duong province made a list of 13 candidates eligible to run for seats in the NA. Of whom, females account for 46 percent; young people, 15 percent; and non-Party members, 15 percent.

Meanwhile, as many as 104 candidates will run for seats in the provincial People’s Council in the May election.

The same day, NA Chairwoman Ngan inspected preparations for the election and new-style rural area building in Co Thanh commune, Chi Linh town, where she hailed the locality’s performance in the work.-VNA