The Rwanda National Electoral Commission (NEC) has extended the voter register updating process by 24 hours after requests from the population.
“Many registered voters have been requesting for more time. This is why we have added another extra day,” explained Charles Munyaneza, the NEC executive secretary.
The process of updating voter’s register could be done in person, online or by phone, and Monday July 17 was the deadline.
6,888,592 Rwandans are set to participate in the 4th August polls, and the final list of voters will be announced on 19 July, according to the NEC calendar.
Three candidates are contending the Presidential office: President Paul Kagame, candidate of the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) Inkotanyi, Frank Habineza of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda (DGPR) and Phillipe Mpayimana, an independent candidate.
NEC has also announced that voters with vision impairments will for the first time take part in Rwandan presidential elections.
“Those who can use braille will use special braille lists that will be available in election centers, while those who cannot will use a special voting procedure in which they will place their fingers in holes that represent the candidates,” said NEC chairman Kalisa Mbanda.
Rwandans living abroad will cast their votes on 3rd August, while those within the country will vote on 4th August.
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