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IEC debunks voter registration reports

Jan 19, 2010, 1:44 PM

The Independent Electoral Commission has clearly refuted what it described as an erroneous notion being peddled around that, it is presently carrying out a bona fide voter registration exercise.

According to a statement from the Commission, the truth is that the IEC is currently considering various options for the use of biometric-based solutions in the forthcoming registration of voters exercise, commencing in January 2011.

This, the statement went on, is the reason why two companies namely, Code Incorporated and Zetes Pass were invited to The Gambia to conduct mock registration exercises, from January 14th to 16th 2010, which will enable both stakeholders and the Commission to make an informed judgement on the way forward in the electoral process.

"All things being equal, registration of voters will commence in January 2011. Recruitment and training will be conducted in the last quarter of 2010," the statement stated.