The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in Maseru will start distributing ballot papers starting on Wednesday in preparation for the Advanced voting on Saturday. This has been confirmed by the District Electoral Officer (DEO) in Maseru, Mr. Motlohi Sekoala in an interview on Tuesday. Mr. Sekoala said the ballot papers will be distributed under heavy police guard to ensure maximum safety during the exercise. He said there are about 970 advanced voters in 18 Maseru constituencies who are expected to cast their votes after applying as advanced electors.
”The advanced electors will vote at their respective constituencies except those who are working in Maseru but have registered in their respective constituencies will vote at the ‘Manthabiseng Convention Centre,” he added. The DEO said the early distribution of ballot papers is a pre cautionary measure to avoid delay of election material reaching their destination in time.
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