Daily reports by the independent election observation NGO, Mourakiboun, have highlighted a number of problems with the voter registration process, including registration centers opening late, a lack of signage, and problems with the registration forms for voters based abroad. Mourakiboun is also concerned about the low turnout for voter registration so far. The report from June 24 complained of a “lack of signage and instructions at some registration centers,” as well as “weak turnout” and “frequent problems with connectivity in many centers.” “There is an absence of facilities at registration centers for the needs of the elderly,” reads the June 25 report, which, like reports from both the previous days, also stated that many centers were still opening late.
“The biggest problem is that many centers did not open on the first day. Some branches, especially in supermarkets, are still closed,” Anis Samaali, Press Attaché for Mourakiboun told Tunisia Live. “Also, the computer systems are not working in many places, so officials have to register voters using mobile phone applications, which sometimes makes it hard to verify people’s identity cards.”
Samaali added that some centers were inaccessible to voters with special needs, as they are on higher floors of buildings.