Analyst punches holes on Electoral Act amendment


With the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) planning to adopt and use technology in the next general election, the public is already having mixed reactions to the desired implementations by the entity together with the government.

The IEC's proposal to shift to the use of technology in the next general election is triggered by the 2019 general election experience after controversies arose. The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) accused the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) of rigging the elections with the matter taken to court. However, the court dismissed the petitions.

The plans to adopt the use of technology by the IEC is in the Electoral Amendment Bill of 2023, which has been gazetted and was recently in circulation; and the said bill is to be deliberated on soon in Parliament whether for it to be passed as a law or not.

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We salute Kgomo Khumo for a job well done

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