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Voter registration is vital to development

May 6, 2011, 11:56 AM

The country-wide general voter registration is very important to the life of all the citizens who have met the voting requirements to vote and be voted for in any election.

People have to take the ongoing voter registration exercise seriously; they have to take along valid documents which will enable them to be registered.

We know that the Independent Electoral Commission and the National Council for Civil Education, for the past weeks, has embarked on vigorous sensitization in the electronic media informing Gambians about their civic and political rights.

People have to take one thing into consideration. That is, if they fail to obtain the new Biometric voters card, it would be very difficult for them to have a say in the political process in the country.

It is our duty as citizens to make sure we register all members of our families who have attained the voting age.

Voter registration is fundamental to the development of our life as citizens, because voting in elections is the only means that can determine the future of this country.

Let us all join hands to make the voter registration exercise successful.