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Objection to Voter by a Voter

Overview

Any person whose name is included in a voters roll for any constituency may object to the inclusion of any other person in a voters roll for that same constituency.

Who is eligible?

Citizens of Botswana, eighteen (18) years or above who hold a valid voters’ registration card for the same constituency as the voter he/she is making an objection about.

How do I get this service?

Same process as an appeal:

  • Complete Notice of Objection to a Voter by a Voter (Form G)
  • Within twenty one (21) days of the publication of a supplementary roll or forty two (42) days of the publication of a general roll, deliver the completed Form G together with a deposit of BWP 10.00 to the Principal Registration Officer for the appropriate constituency.
  • The Principal Registration Officer will arrange for the objection to be heard by a Magistrate and will notify you and the person you are objecting to of the date and location for the hearing. The Principal Registration Officer will also forward a copy of the objection to the person you are objecting about.
  • The decision of the Magistrate is final and cannot be appealed further.
  • If the objection is successful, the objector will be refunded the BWP 10.00 deposit.
  • Should the appeal not be successful, the BWP 10.00 deposit will not be refunded.

In addition, if the magistrate feels that the objection was made without reasonable cause, he may order the objector to pay to the person to whom the objection relates such sum not exceeding P500.

What supporting documents are required?
  • Valid Voter Registration Card
  • Notice of Objection to a Voter by a Voter (Form G)
  • Valid National Identity Card (Omang)
How long will this service take?

After delivery of the Notice of Objection to the Principal Registration Officer, it should take approximately two (2) weeks for the magistrate to hear the objection.

How much does it cost?

BWP 10.00 deposit.

Where can I get more information on this Service

Please contact the office listed below.

The Secretary

Independent Electoral Commission

Private Bag 00284

Gaborone, Botswana

 

Phone: (+267) 361 2400

Toll free No: 0800 600 710

Fax: (+267) 3900581/3905205/3190889

Website: www.iec.gov.bw ,

Facebook: IEC Botswana

Email: iec_info [at] gov.bw

 

Opening hours: 07:30 to 12:45 and 13:45 to 16:30 Monday to Friday, except weekends and public holidays.

Additional information can also be obtained in the Electoral Act.

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