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NEC releases local leaders’ elections calendar

By IGIHE
On 1 October 2021 at 01:35

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) has released the timetable for local leaders’ elections following the suspension of February 2021 schedule due to restrictions occasioned by COVID-19.

The elections will be held in compliance with COVID-19 containment measures on different dates in October and November 2021.

As per released calendar, aspirants seeking to join districts’ advisory committees will submit credentials from 11th to 20th October 2021 while eligible candidates will be announced 26th October.

The aspirants on district councilors’ positions will hold electoral campaigns virtually between 3rd and 12th November before participating in elections scheduled on 26th November 2021.

Meanwhile, districts’ executive committees will be elected on 19th November 2021.

Among others; village committees will be elected on 23rd October, cell advisory committee on 30th October while elections for sector advisory committees will coincide with members of councils for special interest groups at sector level on 6th October.

Elections of members representing special interest groups at district level will be held on 9th November while voting members of councils for special groups namely women and the council of people living with disabilities at provincial level and Kigali City are scheduled on 22nd November.

On 23rd November, there will be elections of councils for special interest groups at national level.

Elections results at district, provincial and national level will be released not later than 26th November while the final election report will be submitted before the end of 2021.

Local leaders’ elections will cost Rwf3 billion as NEC announced recently.

Newly elected local leaders will assume office effective from February 2022 for five year tenure.

Local leaders’ elections will cost Rwf3 billion as NEC announced recently.

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