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April 19, 2021
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Olsem Wanem – Elections 2017, EP1 S6

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In this episode:

We feature an overview of the 2017 General Elections with Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato.

We start off with a brief history of Electoral Commission.

We also give you an insight to the laws that govern the function of elections in the country.

Carrying out a national election is not a cheap exercise. Over the years we’ve seen an increase in election budget. Electoral

Commissioner Patilias Gamato gives us an insight to this year’s budget.

This year’s election also comes with a new twist; we highlight proposed legislative changes to the election laws.

Proposed Legislative Changes to Election Laws:

  • Reduction of campaign period from 8 weeks to 4 weeks
  • Separation of national and LLG elections
  • Increase in nomination fee from K1000 to K10 000 for national elections and K200 to K1000 for LLG elections
  • Increase in election filing fee from K5000 to K20 000
  • Places for filing election petitions to be restricted to 4 with 1 per region
  • Provincial Governments to conduct LLG elections
  • Online registration (enrollment) of eligible voters

We also highlight the issue of illegal election behaviour and practices.

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