Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Who Is Qualified To Be Registered As A Voter?


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Section 12 of the elections act deals with Qualifications for registration. It reads:

“(1)  Subject to section 13, a person shall be entitled to have his or her name entered on a register of voters in a constituency if he or she-

(a) is a citizen of The Gambia;

(b)     has attained, or will on the date of the holding of the next election attain, the age of eighteen years; and

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(c) is resident, or was born in that constituency.”

This is a simple matter and does not require any dishonest conduct. Let us abide by the law and it will yield peaceful registration of voters and peaceful election.

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