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IEC Set New Date For General Voter Registration

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MUHAMMED S. BAH (MS)

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has announced Saturday 29th May, 2021 as the new date to kickstart the General Registration of voters.

The IEC Chairman made this announcement on Monday 22nd March 2021, in a press release. The 44 day exercise is expected to end on Sunday, 11th July, 2021.

It could be recalled that The commission was hindered by the lack of clearance from GPPA which is required before the release of funds by the Ministry of Finance which was later resolved, after moving back and forth severally.

Following the postponement of the General Registration of Voters initially scheduled for 14th January 2021, the IEC stated that they were grappling with logistical challenges in relation to the procurement of materials and equipment needed for the successful conduct of the voter registration.

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The latest release also stated the documents one needs to acquire the new voter’s card, such as a Birth Certificate, National Identity Card, and a document called attestation certified by a local chief or Alkalo, and that one should attain eighteen years of age to acquire the voter’s card.

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