IEC records a decline in registered voters

IEC records a decline in registered voters
IEC records a decline in registered voters

Compared to the past elections where the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) registered 747 601 eligible voters in the first phase of voters’ registration, this time around there is a decline of 11, 177 voters.

The voters’ registration for the 2024 General Election started on January 5, and ended on February 3, 2023. The IEC this week revealed that it has registered only 736,424 prospective voters, meaning that they had achieved 69% of their targeted 1.7 million.

According to the data released by the electoral body this afternoon the newly formed constituency Goodhope-Mmathethe is leading the pack with 25,466 prospective voters followed by Moshupa-Manyana and Gamalete with 20,909 and 18,893 prospective voters respectively.

The constituency with the lowest number of prospective voters’ registrations is Selebi-Phikwe East with 5929 voters. The data further shows that eligible voters in diaspora accounted for a total of 1643.

In 2019 to increase voter participation the IEC had three phases of supplementary voter registration. The electoral body will hold a supplementary voter registration but it remains to be seen if more will be added afterwards. Efforts to reach the IEC were futile by time of going to press, but this is a developing story.

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