FAQ

Can someone claim their card after the convening of the electorate and what measures has ELECAM put in place with respect to unclaimed cards?

The distribution of cards is continuous. Registered voters can therefore claim their cards from their ELECAM council branches or mobile teams and vote. Unclaimed voter cards are dropped at the polling stations where the legal holders are registered. They remain at the disposal of the owners until the close of the poll.

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How can you claim your voter cards during this legislative and municipal elections period?

Registration cards are distributed by the divisional branches of Elections Cameroon. Cards not distributed shall remain at disposal of their holders until the close of the poll at the divisional branch of Elections Cameroon (Section 226).

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What is the term of office and polling of the members of National Assembly?

According to Section 148 of the Electoral Code, Members of the National Assembly shall be elected for a term of 5 (five) years by universal suffrage and direct and secret ballot. They shall be eligible for re-election. The election shall take place 40 (twenty) days before the expiry of the term of office of members of the National Assembly.

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What is the term of office and polling of the municipal election?

According to Section 169 of the Electoral Code, Municipal councillors shall be elected for a term of 5 (five) years by universal suffrage and direct and secret ballot. They shall be eligible for re-election. The election shall take place 20 (twenty) days before the expiry of the term of office of municipal councillors.

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Who qualifies to vote during legislative and municipal elections?

According to Section 45 of the Electoral Code, any Cameroonians living in the country or settled and residing abroad, duly registered on an electoral register and free from all cases of disqualification provided for by law, can be a voter.

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Who can be a candidate for the legislative election?

According to Section 156 of the Electoral Code, candidates for the post of members of the National Assembly must be in full possession of their civic and political rights and must be aged 23 (twenty three) years and above by the date of election. They must be of Cameroonian origin and capable of reading and writing English or French.

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Who can be a candidate for the municipal election?

According to Section 175 of the Electoral Code, candidates for the municipal elections must be in full possession of their civic and political rights and must be aged 23 (thirty-five) years and above by the date of election. They must be Cameroonian citizens by birth and show proof of having resided in the area of council for at least 06 (twelve) consecutive months or show proof of domicile therein.

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23. I was not able to enroll during the standard period for the revision of electoral registers. Is it possible for me to catch up?

Why not? The following persons may be entered on the electoral register outside revision periods, without any residence requirements and where such changes lead to a change of residence: Civil Servants and State employees who have been either transferred or placed on retirement after the closing date for registration, as well as any members of their families who are living with them on the date of such transfer or retirement; Servicemen who have been demobilised after the expiry of the time limit for registration.

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22. What if this petition is rejected?

Where such petition is rejected, the concerned may file an appeal to the Court of Appeal with territorial jurisdiction over Elections Cameroon, which then gives a final ruling, free of charge and with no particular procedure, within 5 (five) days of the filing of the appeal.

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21. In case, despite all these precautions, there are still errors or omission of its militants, how can a political apply for the situation to be redressed?

Any political party, elector, representative of a political party or candidate may petition the Electoral Board for any case in particular of omission, error or multiple entry of an elector on the national electoral register.

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