Botswana: First Voter Registration Roll Certified

Lecheng — The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has certified voters roll of the registration exercise conducted from December 2018 to March 2019.

Lerala-Maunatlala MP, Mr Prince Maele, stated this when addressing kgotla meetings in Lecheng and Malaka on June 17.

He said inspection of the voters roll gave the electorate an opportunity to confirm their particulars and make necessary amendments.

He said Batswana who had registered in the second registration process and had lost their cards could also use the time to apply for a duplicate.

The MP said those who wished to transfer to other places could do so but certain procedures would have to be followed.

However, Mr Maele indicated that when Parliament is dissolved, no one would be allowed to make any amendments in the voters roll. He urged residents of Lecheng and Malaka who registered in the supplementary voters roll to make time before July 9 to inspect the roll and make sure that all was in order.

He said after certification of the second roll and if their names or information on the registration roll card and national identification card did not correspond, they would not vote in the general elections.

MP Maele said over 16 000 people in the Lerala-Maunatlala constituency had registered to vote, adding that he was impressed because in the last general elections, just over 14 000 people had registered to vote.

He acknowledged support from residents noting that he also worked well with the village development committee and dikgosi. Meanwhile, a resident, Mr Oageng Modikwa commended him for the work he did for the constituency.

He said besides donating to the less privileged and schools, he played a significant role in improving PSLE results in the constituency.

Mr Maele, he said, introduced a PSLE results competition among schools in which the best school, second best and third received some funds.

Schools that obtained more than 80 per cent pass rate were also awarded an initiative that motivated schools to up their game.

He said the lowest pass rate in the constituency stood at 51 per cent while previously the average pass rate was 47 per cent.

Source : BOPA

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