IT'S ALL SYSTEMS GO AS... VOTER REGISTRATION BEGINS TOMORROW
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The Elections and Boundaries Commissions has finally announced the start of the voter registration process for this year’s parliamentary elections. EBC Chairperson Chief Gija Dlamini announced yesterday at their offices that national registration starts tomorrow to June 17, registration starts at 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.
He encouraged the nation to take advantage and register early to avoid late registration. Chief Gija said where it was safe and a number of people were still registering they would extend the registration time but not beyond 9:00 pm. He said; “it has pleased Their Majesties to announce the registration dates of the 2018 Parliament and national government election. This marks the start of the entire national elections process”. The chairperson disclosed that the announcement followed a series of pre-election activities that had been successfully undertaken in the last four years. The chairperson said these included the civic voter education exercise, the review of Tinkhundla boundaries, review of elections laws, procedures and numerous consultations with nongovernmental organisations, religious groups, traditional institutions, the youth and the private sector. Chief Gija said the reports of the various assignments informed a number of changes in the conduct of the 2018 national elections. He said the report also included an increase in the number of Tinkhundla from the original 55 to the presently 59, re-alignment of polling divisions, establishment of registration centres, and a review of the opening and closing time for registration.
IT’S TIME: EBC Chairman Chief Gija speaking during the press conference.
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