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Voter registration received around 1500 complaints about incorrect data

The official electoral register has already received 1,500 complaints from voters regarding incorrect data, revealed the director of those services, Fernando Paixão.


The announcement was made in Luanda during an international conference on electoral justice promoted by the Association for Rural Development and Environment (ADRA).

"So far we have about 1,500 complaints", said Fernando Paixão, considering that the number can have two readings: either the registration was very well done and there are no reasons to complain or people are not going to consult. "We are asking you to make the consultation", he appealed.

"At the moment, the Single Public Service Desks [BUAP] are working on consulting the data and complaints", stated Paixão, explaining that the consultation can be done by telephone, through a dedicated 'site' or directly in the BUAP of the voters' area of ​​residence.

"At the end of the complaints period and after the elections are called, they will no longer be able to make complaints", he warned, rejecting criticism about possible difficulties in accessing the register by voters, as more than 500 BUAPs were created.

It is therefore unnecessary to post lists as intended by the Angolan opposition parties, defended Fernando Paixão, stating that the electoral registration law does not refer to the posting of lists, mentioning only that, in an election year, whoever operates the registration must allow citizens to consult their data.

"To affix the papers, 90 paper dump trucks would be needed. We are talking about posting 14 million lists, for each citizen an A4 sheet had to be affixed", he insisted.

The file with the final registration will be delivered to the National Electoral Commission (CNE) ten days after the call for elections, scheduled for August 2022.

Fernando Paixão criticized, on the other hand, the lack of awareness of Angolans that led to flooding in the BUAP in the last days of the registration - which was extended for seven days.

"The State cannot go on extending, extending it, the Angolan has to become aware that that period has arrived and will register. ", he highlighted.

The official indicated that around 14 million voters were registered in the period between 23 September and 7 April, when the official registration took place, in parallel with face-to-face registration, in areas of Angola where there are no identification services.

Around five million Angolans unable to have their identity card (BI), to which those who changed their residence and had to go to the BUAP were registered in this way, and voter cards were "exceptionally" issued in the areas where BI "is not yet a reality".

In the diaspora, 18,000 Angolans were counted who will be able to exercise their right to vote, with the registration having reached only 12 countries out of a total of 76 that had been identified and initial estimates point to more than 300,000 citizens.

Fernando Paixão considered that even so it was "a gain" because, for the first time, Angolans abroad will be able to vote.

He stressed, on the other hand, the enormous complexity of the process, which took place in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic, indicating that there are people who are refugees and without supporting documents, there are those who have changed their identity, others who live far from diplomatic and consular missions and failed to register.

"We didn't go to 76 countries, in some we have four or five Angolans, in Equatorial Guinea we have nine Angolans, were we going there?", he asked, in response to the criticisms expressed by several conference participants.

The work that follows is to eliminate from this list those who died and suspend the rights of citizens in conflict with the law, in their own country or abroad, or with duly proven mental illness, he added.

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