The National Electoral Commission has said it will not issue new voters’ cards during the upcoming presidential elections but voters will use the ones they obtained during local leaders elections last year.
This has been unveiled today during a NEC partners’ meeting for fast-tracking the progress of preparations in the forthcoming presidential elections in August 2017.
“Voters will use cards issued to them in 2016.That is why we request everyone to keep it well,” said the NEC executive secretary, Charles Munyaneza.
He explained that 500,000 new voters will receive get cards.
Munyaneza said that those who lost cards won’t be affected because they are registered in a digital register adding that they are collaborating with local leaders to to facilitate people with disabilities to participate in elections.
Munyaneza has explained that elections preparations stand at 80% while 6.8 million people have been entered in the voters’ register which will be finally revised in May 2017.
Presidential elections are scheduled on 3rd August 2017 for Rwandans in diaspora and 4th August 2017 for Rwandans inside the country.