The tally of newly listed voters was released in Yaoundé during the second ordinary session of the Electoral Board of Elections Cameroon (ELECAM) for the year 2017 on Thursday, April 6. Cameroon’s elections management body, ELECAM says it has registered over 100,000 new voters since the re-opening of electoral registers in January 2017.
According to the statistics presented during the second ordinary session of the Electoral Board of the electoral management agency in Yaounde on Thursday, April 6, the Centre region tops the chart of the tally while the West and Far North regions follow in the second and third positions.
The South West region, one of the Anglophone regions that has been rocked by crisis for several months now is top from the bottom with just slightly over 2,000 newly registered eligible voters for the past three months. During the Board meeting that was chaired by Samuel Fonkam Azu’u; chairman and president of the Electoral Board of ELECAM, members were also briefed on the progress of work at the construction site of the institution’s head office.
The registration that targets the 2018 elections in the country will end on August 31, 2017 for the currently year. Should the electoral calendar be respected, four major elections will take place in the country next year; municipal, legislative, senatorial and presidential elections which observers say president Pau Biya would seek another mandate.