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[Translate to English:] Revision of Electoral Registers for the year 2017: enrolment exercise launched

17.02.2017 - 04:28

Enrolment on electoral registers is underway since 03 January 2017 all over the national territory.

[Translate to English:]Within the framework of the revision of electoral registers for the year 2017, the Director General of Elections officially launched enrolment on electoral registers on 03 January 2017.

In accordance with the provisions of Sections 74 and 76 of the Electoral Code, the revision of electoral registers commences on 1 January and ends on 31 August every year. The exercise consists of three main activities:

- entry in the electoral register of the names of citizens who meet the conditions laid down by law and of those previously omitted;

- expunging from the electoral register the names of deceased persons, of persons ordered to be struck off the register by the competent judicial authority, of persons who no longer meet the conditions laid down by law and of persons found to have been wrongfully registered;

- Modifications are made to the electoral register following any change of residence or clerical errors noticed especially regarding the full name, parentage, date and place of electors.

Elections Cameroon, for this year, targets the enrolment of 650 000 new electors on electoral registers.


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