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PR and first lady updated voter registration

The President, João Lourenço, and the first lady, Ana Dias Lourenço, this Monday updated their electoral register, which allows the exercise of the right to vote in the 2022 elections.

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João Lourenço and Ana Dias Lourenço were received at the Public Service Desk, located in the Administrative Commission of the City of Luanda, according to a video shared on the website of the President's Press Centre.

On that occasion, the couple also received their citizen cards.

The process started about two months ago, with 12 million voters expected to be registered, prior to the general elections scheduled for 2022.

The Unofficial Electoral Registry, intended for citizens over 18 years of age, has national coverage, and its updating extends outside the country.

Data from the Ministry of Territory Administration (MAT) indicate that there are 400,000 Angolans spread across 57 countries, which have the support of 76 diplomatic missions, which will have access to the process from January 2022.

In Angola, citizens must update their registration in municipalities, urban districts, communes, neighborhoods and villages, while abroad the choice falls to diplomatic representations.

As for updating the citizen's registration area, the law states that it must be done using the citizen's card.

The transmission of data to the National Electoral Commission must take place annually, by December 15th.

The process of updating the Unofficial Electoral Register started on 15 September and the first phase ends in March of next year.