The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced its decision to compile a new voters’ register for the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections.

The decision was arrived at following a stakeholders meeting held under the aegis of the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) on Wednesday.

Ahead of that, a limited registration of new voters prior to District Level Elections and a Referendum in May, 2019, will take place in all district offices of the Commission across the country.

The referendum will seek to amend Article 55 (3) of the Constitution to enable metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives (MMDCEs) to be elected on partisan basis.

The statement further indicated that among other agreements with stakeholders at the meeting, the District Level Elections and the Referendum will be conducted on the same day during the last quarter of 2019.

Aside these agreements reached, a comprehensive report on the findings of its ongoing inspection of offices of political parties will be made available to stakeholders by the end of May, 2019.


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