With 14 days left to the presidential elections, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) has confirmed that 6,897,076 registered voters will cast the vote during the 2017 Presidential elections due on August 4th.
NEC said the number of voters increased by 1,718,854 from the previous f5,178,492 that participated in 2010 presidential elections.
Figures from the electoral commission also indicate 54% (3,723,119) are female while 46% (about 3,173,957) are men. The youth make up 45% (3,131,782 million) of the total voters.
The Executive Secretary for Electoral Commission Charles Munyaneza, confirmed that this is the final figure of registered voters. “Registering today is impossible, it is now over, but transferring names is possible between today and when the final register is released before the final election day.”
Apparently, there are 2,424 mapped polling centers, with 16,691 polling stations and 98Diaspora polling stations. NEC announced that election materials will be delivered to the polling stations on 31st July 2017, and its target is to have completed the process of delivering the materials by 3rd August 2017. Diaspora material will be delivered beginning this weekend.