All observers were required to participate in a training to prepare for their Election Day duties. Observer trainings were conducted during a two-week period prior to the election and held in one central location within each province.
The provinces were: Jakarta Special Administrative Area, Central Java, Aceh, South Kalimantan and South Sulawesi. The two-day workshop instructed the observers on issues including:
- How to fill out the checklist and surveys;
- How to interact with persons with disabilities;
- How to deliver the results to the AGENDA office in Jakarta on Election Day.
Further sessions focused on basic electoral knowledge and disability sensitivity training. All observers had to take part in a simulation of accessible election practices at an improvised polling station to give them a better understanding about the electoral process, which issues to look out for, and to gain experience of the main barriers that persons with disabilities may face during the voting process.