Research calls for Electoral Act amendment

Voters in a que PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Voters in a que PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

The Democracy Research Project (DRP) report submitted to Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) late last year has called for the amendment of the Electoral Act.

Some of the recommendations are that the counting of ballots should be done at the polling stations to allay fears of cheating and rigging.

It stated that this recommendation, which has been repeatedly made during elections audit workshops, is in accordance with SADC principles and guidelines governing democracy and elections and the African Charter on democracy, elections and governance.

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