Your vote matters

According to a Government Gazette released this morning, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has announced a supplementary voter registration period.

This period, running from May 20 to 31 2024, is crucial for those who have not yet registered to vote. This announcement comes in response to a significant shortfall in registered voters following the recent registration period. As it stands, only 62% of the target number of voters registered, leaving a considerable gap.

With Botswana's general elections scheduled for October, every eligible citizen needs to register and exercise their democratic right to vote. The IEC's decision to open a supplementary registration period for just 11 days highlights the urgency of the situation. If you are not yet registered, now is the time to act.

Editor's Comment
Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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