Election of MMDCEs to coincide with district level
The Electoral Commission (EC) will conduct the district level elections for assembly members together with the referendum on the election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) in the last quarter of this year.
This will be the latest step to oversee the direct election of MMDCEs within 24 months of election into office, to coincide with the district assembly elections in 2019.
The government had earlier said it expected the referendum to be concluded by September 2019 and the commission is thus expected to undertake a limited voter registration exercise in May.
The exercise will take place in all district offices of the commission, per outcomes of an Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting held on Wednesday.
In a press release signed by the Chairperson of the EC, Jean Mensa, it said it would publish a time table and the roadmap for the district level elections in a week’s time.