IEC ready for elections

FamCast News
3 months ago


‘Mantšali Phakoana

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) will on Friday hold elections for 10 Electoral Divisions (EDs) that were left behind during the September 30, 2023 elections.

The commission was forced to hold fresh by-elections as well as run-offs for EDs whose candidates died before elections date, for candidates who had tied votes, and for a councillor who died after being elected.

IEC logistics manager, ‘Manepo Letsapo said the ballot paper arrived in the country on November 30 and was kept safely at the commission’s warehouse.

She noted that from today, the ballot paper will be distributed to the districts except for Maseru Municipal Council (MMC 08) where it will be taken a day before by-elections.

“There will be fresh elections for four EDs being Bolahla 11 C02, Menkhoaneng 08 C05-08, Manka 07 C10-07 all in Leribe, and in MMC 08 in Maseru district, after the death of candidates before elections.

“For Mohlakeng 02 A05-02 in Maseru, there will be by-elections after the death of the councillor,” Letsapo indicated.

Run-off elections will be held at Sephokong 05 C07-05 in Leribe, Makoabating 04 E05-04 in Mafeteng, Ramoetsana 09 E03-09, Menoaneng 15 J04-10 in Mokhotlong and Mokhotlong and Bokong 10 K04-10 in Thaba-Tseka, she added.