Foire Aux Questions

Est électeur, toute personne de nationalité camerounaise,  sans distinction de sexe, âgée de vingt (20) ans révolus, inscrite sur une liste électorale et ne se trouvant dans aucun cas d’incapacité prévue par la loi.

Isoloir est un espace couvert aménagé à l’intérieur d’un bureau de vote et à intérieure duquel l’électeur choisi en toute discrétion le bulletin de vote de son candidat et le met dans l’enveloppe.

La société civile est ensemble d’associations et d’organisations non gouvernementales politiques et à but non lucratif, qui œuvrent dans des secteurs sociaux bien déterminés. Elle est l’un des meilleurs moyens de sensibilisation en matière électorale.

L’acteur électoral est toute personne physique ou morale qui d’une manière quelconque interfère dans le processus électoral.

L’observateur est une personne indépendante généralement issue de la société civile ou d’une institution internationale déployée sur le terrain pour apprécier la condition de déroulement d’un scrutin.

Un candidat est une personne qui manifeste son intérêt à occuper une fonction élective.

La campagne électorale est la période pré-électorale légalement définie pendant laquelle les candidats à une élection font leur propagande électorale.

L’électeur est une personne inscrite sur une liste électorale et qui peut prendre part au vote.

Le droit au vote est la capacité juridique reconnue à un citoyen pour pouvoir voter.

Le vote est l’acte par lequel les citoyens d’un pays, régulièrement inscrit sur une liste électorale, choisissent leurs dirigeants ou leurs représentants

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. Private sector employees who have been either transferred or placed on retirement may also be enrolled.

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.

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.

During the period of revision, the following persons may be entered on the electoral register: citizens who meet the conditions laid down by law and those who whose names were previously omitted. Conversely, the following are deleted from the electoral register: - deceased persons; - persons ordered to be struck off the register by the competent judicial authority; - persons who no longer meet the conditions laid down by law; - persons found to have been wrongfully registered. Likewise, modifications are made to the electoral register following any change of residence or clerical errors noticed especially regarding the full name, parentage, date and place of birth of electors. It also provides an opportunity for any citizen whose name has been omitted from the electoral register to apply to be entered on the register.

Electoral registers are permanent. They are revised every year throughout the national territory. The Director General of Elections Cameroon may, after obtaining the assent of the Electoral Board, order by decision, a thorough recompilation of the registers at the time of revision. However, annual revision or, where applicable, the recompilation of electoral registers is suspended from the date of convening the electors. In case of recompilation (see glossary), the Director General of Elections may also extend this period by no more than 3 (three) months.

No, nobody is allowed to enrol on more than one electoral register or several times on the same register. Where an elector has enrolled several times on the same register, only one enrolment will be retained. The other enrolments are automatically deleted, and only the last enrolment is taken into account, except decided otherwise by the elector.

The electoral register contains your full name, date and place of birth, occupation, domicile or residence.

No, a receipt is issued to every newly enrolled elector bearing the date, place and enrolment number. This receipt may only serve within the frame of petitions relating to voter registration operations. Under no circumstance can it replace the voter’s card.

No, enrolment on an electoral register is a right. Any refusal to enrol an elector must be justified and notified to the concerned. Such refusal may be petitioned or challenged before the divisional supervisory commission or the Electoral Board, as the case may be.

Of course, the work of the commission may be validly carried out by a single member, provided that all the other members are kept informed of such work prior to its completion. At the end of its proceedings, the voter register revision commission draws up a report, signed by the Chairperson and commissioners.

No, the composition of each commission charged with the revision of electoral registers is approved by a decision of the Head of the Divisional Branch of Elections Cameroon.

The commission charged with the revision of electoral registers is composed of a Chairperson, who is a representative of Elections Cameroon, appointed by the Head of the Divisional Branch of Elections Cameroon and members include: a representative of the Administration, appointed by the Sub-divisional Officer; the Mayor, or a Deputy Mayor or a Municipal Councilor, appointed by the Mayor; - a representative of each legally authorised political party operating within the jurisdiction of the council concerned.

they are drawn up and kept at the level every council. An electoral register is equally drawn up for every polling station. In this regard, a commission charged with the revision of electoral registers is put in place at the level of every council. Where the area or size of the population of the council so warrants, the Director General of Elections may set up several electoral register revision commissions.

They are drawn up by branches of Elections Cameroon, in conjunction with the competent joint commissions.


At polling stations set up at the level of diplomatic representations and consular posts, on the proposal of Government. 

They can enroll on electoral registers opened within diplomatic representations and consular posts in their countries of residence or attachment.

It’s simple, Cameroonian citizens settled or residing abroad can exercise their right to vote through their participation in the election of the President of the Republic and in referendums. In this respect, they must enjoy their civic and political rights and fulfil all the required conditions to be an elector.

No, since whoever has been convicted of a felony, even by default; has been sentenced to a term of imprisonment, without suspension, of more than 3 (three) months; has been sentenced to a term of imprisonment, accompanied by suspension of sentence or probation, of more than 6 (six) months; is the subject of a warrant arrest; is an un-discharged bankrupt who has been so adjudged either by a Cameroonian court or a foreign judgment enforceable in Cameroon; is insane or of unsound mind; cannot be entered on the electoral register. Also, whoever has been convicted of any offence against the security of the State, without being rehabilitated or granted amnesty, may not be entered on any electoral register for a period of 10 (ten) years. The said period runs from the day of release for persons sentenced to a term of imprisonment or from the day of payment of the fine, where applicable.

Sure, for every citizen who proves that their name is on the income tax assessment list of a given constituency for the fifth consecutive year may likewise be entered on the electoral register of such constituency.  In your case, your request for registration must include an attestation of non-registration on an electoral register or deletion, issued by the ELECAM council branch of your usual place of residence or abode.

Why not? Know that every member of the Armed Forces and person of equivalent status in any corps may be entered in the electoral register of the place where their unit or home port is established without taking into account the residence condition.

Of course, you can because every Cameroonian citizen who does not satisfy the age or residence conditions at the time of revision of electoral registers may be entered in the electoral register, provided they satisfy such conditions before the final closure of the said register or, if need be, on polling day.

Every Cameroonian citizen enjoying the right to vote who has their home or place of abode within a council area or has actually been resident therein for at least the last 6 (six) months.

Every person of Cameroonian nationality of either sex, who has reached the age of 20 (twenty) years, is registered on an electoral register and is free from all cases of disqualification provided for by law.