Municipal elections: Poor civil society involvement (Statement) | Tunisia News Gazette

Municipal elections: Poor civil society involvement (Statement)

Nabil Baffoun, member of the Independent High Authority for the Elections (ISIE), affirmed on Friday the absence of political parties and the poor involvement of the civil society in raising awareness about registration in the December 2017 municipal elections.

“The number of registered voters has so far reached 167,170, including 30,252 voters who have changed addresses and polling stations,” Baffoun said to TAP.

The last deadline for registration in municipal elections was set for August 10, 2017. The number of polling stations is 642 in the premises of municipalities, the Tunisian post office, some hospitals and malls. In addition to mobile teams that will be present at festivals, beaches and rural areas.

The official also reported the low affluence of security and military officers on registration offices.

Municipal elections are expected to be organised December 17, 2017. The armed forces will vote on December 10, 2017. The proclamation of the results will be on December 17-20 and the final results will be announced no later than January 24, 2018.

Source: TAP News Agency

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