THE CREDIBILITY OF THE VOTER ROLL UPDATE IS KEY TO THE CREDIBILITY OF THE ELECTIONS
Voter registration is an extraordinarily complex process as much as it is the single most expensive activity within the framework of elections. It is not just the technical implementation of an activity; its rather a holistic political, administrative, and practical process.
As an election practitioner with over 15 years of experience, I learned that the quality of the process in relationship to the voter roll can determine the outcome of an election and as a result, the stability of democratic institutions in a country. Trust in democracy is promoted when the voter registration process is open, transparent and allows for the participation of all electoral stakeholders namely, political parties, civil society organizations, the media, security forces, the international community and all potential voters in a country.
We are hopeful that we all support the National Elections Commission conduct credible, free and fair election where the acceptance of the results will be welcome all by candidates