Tanzanian Electoral Commission Solicits Faith Leaders’ Support To Woo Voters

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, has urged religious leaders to encourage citizens in participating in the Permanent Voter Register’s upgrading exercise.

It was gathered that the exercise will focus on those who lost their voter cards, changed place of domicile, want to alter names and the new voters.

INEC Chairperson, Judge Jacobs Mwambegele engaged the faith leaders in Dar es Salaam on Monday in a meeting, which was aimed at informing them on the preparation of the electoral body towards upgrading the PVR from July 1 this year.

He said: “Religious leaders have tremendous opportunities through their sermons and worshipping services in church, mosque and other praying places to motivate believers to participate in the PVR’s upgrading exercise. We request you to incorporate voter registration in your priority announcements.”

The INEC’s meeting was marked by remarkable turnout from faith leaders from various religions including Islam, Roman Catholic, Buddhism and Hinduism.