Rwanda’s Electoral Commission Records 95 Percent Voter Registration Ahead Of August Polls

At least 95 per cent of eligible voters have already validated their personal details on the national voters’ registrar with the majority using internet and mobile phones through short message services, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) has said.

Since November, last year, the electoral commission has been urging voters to look up their details in the registrar and those whose details have changed urged to update it ahead of the presidential election slated for August 4.

The commission says that a person who is eligible to vote should have the national identity card or any document that can replace it. The National Electoral Commission called on citizens to be ready for elections as the time approaches.

At least 6.9 million people are expected to participate in 2017 presidential elections, according to NEC. Read full story here.