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IEC announces deadline for voter cards replacement

Sep 28, 2016, 10:49 AM

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has revived the call for replacement of voting cards from people who have problems with their voter cards. 

In a press release sent to this paper yesterday, the IEC stated that in a bid to enable those whose cards are lost, mutilated, burnt or defaced to vote in the forthcoming elections, the Commission started replacement of voting cards from 1st June, which will end on 29th September 2016.

The release stated further that the voting card replacement exercise is being conducted at Election House along Bertil Harding Highway and the seven IEC Regional Offices in Banjul, Kanifing, Brikama, Kerewan, Mansakonko, Janjangbureh and Basse.

“This exercise is carried out in accordance with Section 38 of the Elections Act. Each Replacement attracts a fee of one hundred dalasis (D100.00),” the release, signed by IEC Chair Alieu Momar Njai, stated.

“As the replacement of voting cards ends on 29th September 2016, the general public is hereby notified that there will not be any extension after the expiration of this date,” it concluded.