How to vote – 2016 presidential & parliamentary elections

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Voting has commnenced in the 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary elections, during which a president and 275 Parliamentarians will be elected to govern the country for the next four years.

Voting which started at 7:00am will end at 5:00pm.

Over 15 million voters are expected to cast their ballot in the exercise which is taking place in some 29,000 polling stations across the country.


When you go to your voting location you should bring along your voter registration card. Once the election official has processed your documentation they will present you with your ballot.

Your ballot contains the list of candidates running for election in your electoral district. To vote for a candidate you mark your ballot in secret behind a voting privacy screen. To mark your ballot all you need to do is thumbprint beside the name of the candidate you would like to vote for. Then, return to the election official and place your ballot in the ballot box.

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