Politics

Burundi: Voters’ registration to last ten days, says CENI

The National Independent Electoral Commission-CENI has announced that the voters’ registration is due to start from 8 to 17 February throughout the country. Prosper Ntahorwamiye, Spokesperson for CENI says registration offices and centers have been already identified and approved. “Electoral partners knew those places. The registration will last only ten days and will take place in the18 provinces of the country,” says Ntahorwamiye.

Prosper Ntahorwamiye: “The registration concerns Burundians living in the country and abroad

Prosper Ntahorwamiye: “The registration concerns Burundians living in the country and abroad

He says the voters’ registration also concerns Burundians living abroad namely those working in diplomatic and consular missions and those who keep peace in different countries,” says Ntahorwamiye.

The spokesperson for the National Independent Electoral Commission says agents from CENI and the Ministry of National Army will be deployed on the field to make sure the registration process goes on smoothly. “By 8 February, the census staff will have already been deployed. We are preparing for the sending of necessary documents,” he says.

Mr. Ntahorwamiye appeals to all Burundians who meet the criteria to vote to show up to the registration offices on time. “They need to rush given that the registration period will only last ten days”, he says.

CENI has already inventoried 3,828 registration offices, 11,583 census staff and 3828 supervisors recruited throughout the country. This registration is for the referendum vote of the draft constitution scheduled to be amended in May 2018.

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