PLC calls for amendment of Electoral Act

JWANENG: The party liaison committee has urged Parliament to amend the electoral act, to give elderly persons first priority during elections.

This was revealed during an Independent Electoral Commission workshop held in Jwaneng, which was hosted with them aim of reviewing the 2014 national elections, and devise recommendations for future improvements.The workshop attracted together IEC and its stakeholders like religious organisations, bogosi, youth organisations and pressure groups.

It emerged that during the last national elections, there were incidents where youth complained that the elderly had skipped queues at polling stations, although they arrived late.  The IEC called on members of the public to exercise cultural ethics where the elderly are given first priority in queues.

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