Today, Monday, October 21, 2019, the Electoral Commission (EC) has kicked off a nationwide voter verification exercise that aims at correcting the particulars of voters on the National Voters’ Register.
According to EC, exercise is going to run for eight days from today to next week on Monday, October 28, 2019 through which residents of all villages across the country are encouraged to actively participate.
Village members are required to crosscheck their respective register for irregularities like ineligible members who might have moved to a different area for different reasons or died. This will also give members who are not on the register to register with the EC and have their data entered onto the register.
During this exercise, the village chairperson is required to convene a village meeting comprising of members of the village council in presence of the Parish Supervisor who will serve as the verification official.
The Commission will also use this exercise to identify Persons with Disability (PWDs) in each village for purposes of compiling a clean Village PWDs Registers.
Recently, EC concluded the polling reorganisation exercise and are now preparing data to ascertain how many of them will be used in the forthcoming general elections in 2021.