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Electoral Act Amendment Bill Passes Through Second Reading in Reps

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The Electoral Act Amendment Bill scaled through a second reading by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, February 7.

The Bill titled “A Bill for an Act to amend the Electoral Act, 2022 and for Related Matters” is sponsored by honourable Francis Waive and proposes that the general elections be conducted on the same day to save money and time for the country as well as prevent bandwagon effect.

While introducing the bill, Waive bemoaned the shortcomings of the Electoral Act 2022.

He said that the nation’s democracy would benefit from a change to the law that would allow “for the electronic transmission of results would help the nation’s democracy.”

In addition, he demanded that voter registration be examined every 10 years.

He said: “A review of the voter register every 10 years will be a good starting point.”

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