EC assures of a clean voters register ahead of Nov 7 elections

EC assures of a clean voters register ahead of Nov 7 elections

The Electoral Commission has assured that the electoral roll will be clean and credible before the November 7 Presidential and parliamentary elections.

“…Further, the commission believes that the credibility of elections depends on clean voters register. Therefore all steps will be taken in line with existing law to ensure that the final register is clean and credible before the general elections on November 7,” portions of a statement issued by the EC stated.The assurance comes on the back of a Supreme Court ruling ordering the commission to immediately clean up the register.

The apex court in the Thursday ruling directed the election management body to delete names of all persons who registered with the National Health Insurance card ahead of the 2012 elections. But the EC says it will stick to the agreed roadmap with the political parties on how the register should be cleaned before the polls.

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