ELECAM announces registration of 144, 817new potential voters.

The Chairperson of the Electoral Board of Elections Cameroon, ELECAM, Dr Enow Abrams Egbe, has disclosed that the institution has registered some 144,817 new potential voters in the first quarter of this year.



Dr Enow Abrams announced the figures on Thursday March 28, while opening the First Ordinary Session of the Electoral Board of ELECAM for 2024. The session took place in Yaounde.

It was devoted to the validation of the financial accounts of the institution for the previous year. Members also reviewed the situation of voter register nationwide and in the diaspora.

“…From the documents and reports submitted by the Director General of Elections, it can be noticed that there has been great strides in the domain of voter registration during the first quarter,” Dr Enow Abrams said.

He added that figures show “a crescendo trend all over the national territory. We have thus far registered a total of 144, 817 new electors with men 90,124 and women 54, 693”.

Detailing the figures, he said the institution has registered 101,848 youths and 129 persons living with disability.

Citing the 2024/2025 action plan of the institution, Board members, he said, focused on reviewing its implementation. 

He talked of issues such as capacity building for personnel to ensure their optimum readiness for the upcoming 2025 elections and boosting voter registration.

 

 

 

Key issues to address

He said ELECAM will soon be deploying teams to all diplomatic and consular services of the nation across the globe for voter registration exercises. 

He said technicians will fix registration kits that have problems and conduct trainings for newly appointed focal point staff.

Dr Enow also saluted Cameroonians in the diaspora for their patience and assured that everything will be done for them to enroll and exercise their voting rights.

ELECAM board members during first ordinary session for 2024

 

 

Enhancing consultations

To further put all stakeholders on the same page, Dr Enow said the second edition of regional consultations with other actors will be organised. 

“The positive feedback from the previous event is ample prove that it was the right decision to bring together all the stakeholders in the electoral process around the same table,” he stated.

He equally appreciated other actors who have remained constructive in supporting ELECAM in its activities. He said it is the responsibility of all citizens to contribute to the building of democracy in Cameroon.

“I urge each and every one of us to maintain the same enthusiasm and team spirit, bearing in mind that the elections of 2025 are already knocking on our doors,” he stated.

In terms of institutional cooperation, ELECAM, he insisted, will continue to work with partners such as the Commonwealth, La Francophonie and the African Union.

 

Preparations underway for future elections

Already in the pre-election year, he said all actors are mobilised and thus there is no room for lapses.

“There is no more time to lose, because the 2025 electoral cycle is already on the horizon. From now on, all our efforts will be focused on the success of the next electoral cycle,” he assured.

He tasked collaborators to double efforts to ensure everything is put in place for the success of future elections. Through unity, he said, all obstacles would be overcome and Cameroonians are served credible, peaceful and transparent elections.

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