Cameroon voter registration for legislative and municipal elections ends with slight increase

Cameroon and Chad

Voter registration witnessed “slight increase” in Cameroon ahead of legislative and municipal elections next year, director general of Cameroon’s electoral body Elections Cameroon (ELECAM), Essousse Erik said on Wednesday.

He said, voter registration ended on Aug. 31 with 433,873 newly registered voters, raising the total number of registered voters to 7,116,314.

The figure is far below 10 million target of voters set by ELECAM in March, however, Essousse said the electoral register will be revised after the twin elections in 2020.

“Having reached the end of this important exercise our competent services are now focused on cleaning up the electoral register to sort out cases of intentional or unintentional multiple registration and deceased persons who already registered.” Essousse told a media briefing in the capital, Yaounde, stressing that a final list of registered voters will only be made public in December.

Cameroon will hold at least two elections, including legislative and municipal elections scheduled for February next year, according to the electoral calendar that was released after the elections were postponed two times for insecurity reasons. Enditem

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