The Parliamentary Elections Office (PEO) advises the public that an elector who does not replace his or her expired voter identification card CANNOT BE DENIED his or her right to vote on Election Day.
The “right of a person to vote” speaks to ‘if on polling day, he is qualified and registered as an elector in that constituency, and his name appears on the current list to be used for that constituency.’
The presentation of the voter identification card is required to verify the identity of the individual who is voting. Therefore, electors are asked to present their voter identification cards before receiving a ballot. NB: any elector who holds an expired identification card with an expiry date of 31 January 2020, can present such card when requested to present his or her voter identification card.
Any elector who is unable to produce his or her voter identification card because one was not issued, or it was either lost or destroyed; will be required to take an oath before receiving his or her ballot.
The PEO remains committed to the replacement of expired identification cards and continuous registration.
The public is advised that your official source of elections information is the Parliamentary Elections Office, therefore you are asked to be guided accordingly.