Yaounde, Cameroon Africa. (Cameroon News) – Cameroon’s elections and referenda governing institution, Elections Cameroon (ELECAM) has decided to carry out fresh registration of voters ahead of the 2012 council and parliamentary elections.
The Chairman of ELECAM, Dr Fonkam Azu’u Samuel announced the decision at an extraordinary Electoral Board meeting of the institution on February 7, 2012 in Yaounde.
The modalities and programme of the recompilation of voters’ registers will be published by the Director General of Elections in ELECAM in respect of the law.
Dr Fonkam Azu’u in a press declaration said the Head of State, Paul Biya gave directives to government to provide ELECAM with the necessary means to successfully carry out the recompilation of voters’ registers.
Most elections stakeholders in Cameroon had been clamouring for new registration of voters to make the upcoming elections more credible.
Before the decision of the Electoral Board of Elections Cameroon, officials of the institution were registering new voters as part of the revision of the electoral register officially started on January 5, 2012.
The new decision automatically puts an end the revision of the electoral register and also renders the register of electors who voted in the October 9, 2011 presidential election null and void.
The recompilation of the electoral register is intended to correct the double registration and names of dead people found the electoral register as was the case in the 2011 presidential election. All electors must register.Pin It