The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), has been explaining to the press here in Banjul, as to the number of Gambians, who have already been registered to vote in upcoming 2016, Presidential elections, the Freedom Newspaper can report. Addressing newsmen, IEC Chairman Mustapha Carroyal, said the provisional number of registered voters at the Commission’s fourth week of Supplementary Registration of voters have so far recorded the following statistical data: Banjul:649, KMC-5,001, Brikama 13,039, Kerewan 6,245, Mansakonko 2,732, Janjanbureh 9,639 and Basse 7242 respectively. Banjul has the lowest number of registered voters in the aforementioned statistics.
In total, 44,547 voters have registered with the IEC. In other words, the figure in question represents the number of people, who have been issued with new voters cards by the IEC.
Replacement Of Old Voters Cards:
According to the IEC Chairman, the following statistical data represents the number folks, who showed up during the registration to replace their lost, damaged or stolen voters cards: Banjul 238, KMC 1268, Brikama 1795, Kerewan 828, Mansakonko 307 Janjanbureh 503 and Basse 307
Commission Chairman Carroyal has warned Gambians to avoid obtaining multiple voters cards. He said the penalty for anyone caught registering more once is a fine of D25,000 dalasi or two year imprisonment.
Written By Our Reporter In Banjul