Yaounde, Cameroon Africa. (Cameroon News) – Cameroon’s elections and referenda management institution, Elections Cameroon (ELECAM) will resume registration for the 2012 legislative and municipal elections on Thursday, January 5, 2012.
The information is contained in a press release issued by the Director General of Elections in ELECAM, Mohaman Sani Tanimou. He announced that the cleaned up electoral lists used in the October 9, 2011 presidential election, will soon be posted up in ELECAM Council Branch offices for people to confirm their names.
Potential voters, the release stated, would have to register in the Council Branch offices or register when Joint Voters Registration Commissions will move round the in each council area.
Talking during an extraordinary board meeting of ELECAM in Yaounde on December 28, 2011, the Electoral Board Chairman, Dr Fonkam Azu’u Samuel said, the institution wants to adopt the its 2012 budget earlier in order to get to work immediately.
The budget stands at FCFA 11.5 billion, FCFA 11 billion to serve as the running budget and FCFA 500 million for investment.
ELECAM, the Board Chairman said, sets out to correct the lapses noticed in the October 9, 2011 presidential election in relation to cases of double registration, names of dead people not deleted from the register and inefficient distribution of voters’ cards.
Almost all observers in the election pointed out that ELECAM has to correct the lapses in future elections.Pin It