The role of Election Stakeholders

About Political Parties

Political parties have a very important role to play, among stakeholders of the electoral process, as they contribute to enable citizens cast their votes.

This simply means that political parties must bear in mind that an election is not prepared on the eve of polls. While awaiting the beginning of registration on electoral registers, they should formulate strategies in view of :

  • Mobilising and guiding citizens towards registration on electoral registers ;
  • Assisting their militants and sympathisers to obtain the national identity card, an essential document without which it is difficult to identity these citizens.

Moreover, political parties must be conversant with provisions of the new Electoral Code so as to best understand their role in the electoral process and to fully perform it when the time comes.

About Citizens

Pending the beginning of registration on electoral registers, every citizen of voting age is expected to satisfy three conditions:

  1. Keep his/her ears open, at the right time, of practical details for the recompilation exercise that ELECAM shall release to the general public;
  2. Ensure that he/she is holder of a national identity card, a document by which every citizen is formally identified during registration;
  3. Inquire from neighbours about the nearest voting centres to their residence so as to choose, on time, his/her voting centre at the time of registration;
  4. Trace the ELECAM Council Branch of his/her council area in order to obtain accurate information.

About Civil Society

In terms of registration on electoral registers, Civil Society Organisations may lend their assistance to the smooth conduct of the exercise by taking part in the information and awareness drive that would be carried out all through the period of registration on electoral registers.

In view of offering the best support to the electoral process, Civil Society Organisations must:

  • Continue to build base at the level of grassroots, meaning, within the different communities across the national territory;
  • Also, be conversant with provisions of the new Electoral Code to get the right information on the process;
  • Network to render their action more effective;
  • Build their own communication network with Cameroonians at home.

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LIST OF CONSTITUENCIES FOR THE JULY 22, 2007 LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS

THE ROLE OF ELECTORAL ACTORS

Political Parties

Among the electoral actors, the political parties have a very important role to play as they contribute to the expression of the suffrage of the citizens.

Thus, political parties must remember that an election is not being prepared on the eve of the poll. They need, pending the start of the operations of the electoral lists to develop strategies for:

The mobilization and orientation of citizens so that they register on the electoral list;
The assistance of their members and supporters in obtaining the National Identity Card (CNI), without which the identification of these citizens will be difficult.
Political parties must also take advantage of the provisions of the new Electoral Code in order to fully understand their role in the electoral process and to fulfill it fully when the time comes.

Citizens

Every citizen of voting age, while waiting for the start of the electoral roll operations, would benefit from doing four things:

  • to remain attentive in order to be able to follow, when the time comes, information on the practicalities of the recasting that ELECAM will broadcast to the public;
  • ensure that he holds a National Identity Card, a document allowing him to be formally identified at the time of enrollment;
  • inquire with neighborhood neighbors or villages of the polling places closest to his residence to be able to choose, without hesitation, his voting center at the time of registration;
  • locate the communal antenna of ELECAM of his commune to access the exact information.
  • From Civil Society

In terms of registration on the electoral roll, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) can contribute to the smooth running of operations by participating in the information and awareness campaign that will take place throughout the recasting operations. electoral lists.

To support the electoral process, CSOs must:

  • continue to operate at the grassroots level, that is to say in the different municipalities of the national territory;
  • also to incorporate the provisions of the new Electoral Code in order to have accurate information on the process;
  • network to make their action more effective;
  • to weave their own network of communication with the Cameroonians of the Earth.