The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) will start registration to issue eligible Gambians with voter’s cards on the 29th of May. The voter registration process is expected to last from 29th May to 11th July 2021, the IEC has revealed Monday.
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) postponed the commencement of 2021 general voter registration initially slated for January 14th this year. The Commission cited ‘logistical challenges beyond its control’ as its main reason for suspending the exercise.
While announcing the new date for the registration process, the IEC informed that its officials might only issue voter cards to eligible Gambians with recognized national documents. Any of these documents could serve the purpose of registration. A birth certificate, a Gambian passport, a national ID card or a document certified by the District Seyfo or an Alkalo of the village of birth of the applicant stating he or she was born in the district or village.
The IEC has also warned, “All applicants must have or will have attained the age of eighteen years by 4th December 2021, and must not be disqualified or disentitled from being registered or voting under any law.”