Media workers leave the Media, Observer and Election Results Centre of Zanzibar Electoral Commission in Zanzibar, Tanzania, on Oct. 28, 2015. Tanzania's semi-autonomous archipelago Zanzibar on Wednesday has cancelled results of its just-held general elections, according to Zanzibar Electoral Commission. (Xinhua/Zhai Jianlan)
Media workers leave the Media, Observer and Election Results Centre of Zanzibar Electoral Commission in Zanzibar, Tanzania, on Oct. 28, 2015. Tanzania's semi-autonomous archipelago Zanzibar on Wednesday has cancelled results of its just-held general elections, according to Zanzibar Electoral Commission. (Xinhua/Zhai Jianlan)

Tanzania’s Zanzibar Electoral Commission (ZEC) said on Sunday it was expecting to register 204,752 new voters when fresh registration begins on December 18.

Hamid Mahomoud Hamid, ZEC Chairman, told a news conference at his Maisara office in the semi-autonomous Zanzibar that the registration for new voters will end in March, 2020.

Business24

Hamid said the registration of new voters will go in tandem with verification of 503,580 registered voters.

He said the registration of new voters and verification of old ones on Pemba Island will be conducted from December 18, 2019 through February 3, 2020.

Hamid said registration of new voters and verification of old voters will be carried out on Unguja Island from February 9, 2020 through March 4, 2020.

He said the registration of new voters will target people who will be eligible to vote in the forthcoming coming general elections slated for October 2020 but they have not registered on various reasons.

The ZEC chairman urged Zanzibaris to come up in large numbers to register in the voters’ registry to enable them to participate in the democratic process of electing their leaders. Enditem

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