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To ensure that elections are conducted efficiently, properly, freely and fairly
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) was established in 1997, under section 65A of the constitution of Botswana. IEC was established to conduct and supervise elections of elected members of National Assembly, Elected members of a Local Authority, conduct referendum and ensure that elections are conducted efficiently, properly, freely and fairly.
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THE ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF ELECTION STAKEHOLDERS IN THE ELECTORAL PROCESS
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No use of EVMs in the 2024 General Elections
ROLE OF THE SECRETARY AND SECRETARIAT
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This year 2022, world Aids day is commemorated under the theme: END INEQUALITIES, END AIDS BY 2030 and IEC Officials and staff on 8th December gathered for the commemoration ceremony joined by the CEO of BOCHAIP Ms. Bridget Mphusu who gave an overview of the 2022 World Aids day theme.
Know the facts:
ROLE OF THE COMMISSION
Being well informed keeps you a step ahead.
IEC joins the world to commemorate World AIDS day today December 1st 2022.
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Get to understand the electrol process, its your right to know.
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REF NO: IEC 4/3/11 I(37)
An informed nation is a healthy nation,therefore IEC encourages for all round wellness and the public in order to have ready and able voters.
IEC countinues to share knowledge on election processes because knowledge is power. Remember that your vote counts.
Your vote counts
Your vote counts.
The law requires that those appointed to realign constituencies boundaries should consult the public, get views and explain the process they are undertaking in each constituency. This schedule is a consultative plans of the Delimitation Commission
IEC promotes electoral inclusivity for example,during voting the visually impaired and the hard of hearing or the deaf are provided with the braille ballot template, that allows them to cast their ballots freely. Sign language interpreters also interpret the voting processes.
IMPORTANCE OF VOTING IN ELECTIONS
The Independent Electoral Commission engages the electorates to increase voters’ knowledge on election processes.
• IEC teaches stakeholders on electoral processes.
• Invites questions from stakeholders
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE COMMISSION
Conduct and supervise parliamentary elections, local elections and any referendum as well as all the elections.
• Ensure that elections are conducted freely, fairly and efficiently.
• To give instructions and directions to the Secretary to the Commission with regard to the exercise of their responsibilities under the Constitution and Electoral Laws
• The constitution of Botswana stipulates that the Commission should consist of 7 Commissioners who are headed by a Chairperson. Currently the Commission has 6 members and 1 vacant position. The following are members of the Commission.
• Chairperson- Section 65A of the Constitution of Botswana stipulates that a Chairperson of the Commission shall be a High Court Judge
• Deputy Chairperson-Shall be a Legal Practitioner and these two are appointed directly by the Judicial Service Commission.
• Other Members shall be recommended by all Party Conference but are still appointed by the Judicial Services Commission.
WHY WAS IEC FORMED?
• The intention was to improve the management of elections.
• To have transparency and integrity of the electoral processes.
• To improve the efficiency of the electoral processes.
We are still here at the National Agricultural Show and at our stall we continue having the visitors we value so much, the electorates. Its all about sharing information on electoral processes.
The IEC is still here at the National Agricultural Show. Displayed on the table and pictured below is a ballot box used for council candidates' votes on polling day. In our stall we offer electoral information packaged in pamphlets, reports and in our Ditlhopho Newsletter.
As the day progresses we continue to welcome the public in our stall at the National Agricultural Show. We appreciate questions and comments made on electoral processes. The public is advised to feel free and visit the nearest IEC offices during working hours to make enquiries on any electoral information .
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is participating in the National Agricultural Show in order to interact and share information with the public. Passby our information stall and get clarity on any electoral information.
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