Tete asks assistance with updating of electoral roll

Chairman of Electoral Commission, Martin Tete. File photo

Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Martin Tete is urging all citizens to work with the Electoral Office to update the electoral roll.

Mr Tete said experience has shown that in all elections, one of the election irregularities encountered is names of people who have already died but were included in the electoral roll.

People should not blame the Electoral Office for having the names of deceased in their electoral rolls as the staff of the electoral office are doing their part to assist people with voter registration.

The Electoral Commission chairman said immediate relatives of those who have passed on must provide a death certificate to Civil Status to certify that the particular member of their family has passed away so Civil Status Office can remove their names from the system.

He said the updating of the electoral role should be a collaborative effort between the Electoral Office, Civil Status and each individual.

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