Elections

THE ELECTORAL PROCCESS 

The election cycle consists of the following major components;

  • Registration of voters
  • General Update of the Voters’ register
  • Voter Education
  • Display of the National Voters’ Register
  • Nomination of Candidates 
  • Campaign meetings
  • Polling Day
  • Declaration of results

Type of Election/year Held/Number of Registered Voters

  • Multiparty Elections (1980) 4,880,484
  • Constituent Assembly Elections (1994) 7,186,164
  • Presidential and Parliamentary Elections (1996) 8,495,422
  • Local Council Elections (1997/98) 9,129,131
  • Presidential Elections (2001) 10,775,836
  • Parliamentary Elections (2001) 10,570,412
  • Local Government elections (2002) 8,194,707
  • Referendum (2005) 8,524,230
  • Display Register (Dec ’05 – Jan ’06) 10,604,402
  • General Election Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Governement (2011) 13,954,129
  • General Election Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Governement (2016)  15,294,070