IEC to flex muscle in the 2019 elections

IEC headquarters PIC:MORERI SEJAKGOMO
IEC headquarters PIC:MORERI SEJAKGOMO

JWANENG: The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says it will administer stiffer penalties to offenders in accordance with the Electoral Act in the upcoming 2019 general elections.

This was said by the Jwaneng/Mabutsane principal election officer, Mompoloki Koogotsitse when addressing the Party Liaison Committee (PLC) here on Friday. He said the Commission will put into practice most of the clauses to ensure safe and free elections.

Koogotsitse said Section 19 (7) of the Electoral Act states that if a person falsely objects another to vote, that person will be liable to a fine not exceeding P500. He said during the 2014 elections, the Jwaneng/Mabutsane constituency was leading with objections of voters by political candidates.

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