The Supreme Committee for Elections and Referendum (SCER) will postpone the voter registration process until the country’s National Dialogue Conference (NDC) is over and all political parties have reached a consensus on issues pertaining to elections. National elections are slated for February 2014. SCER was scheduled to begin registering voters in a new electoral system nationwide starting in September. The registration system was crafted as a four-phrase process, each phase lasting 27 days. It was slated to draw to a conclusion at the end of December.
SCER head Judge Mohammed Al-Hakimi told the Yemen Times that the committee’s next step will be to finalize preparations for practice registrations and to select the company that will print election materials and raise awareness about voter registration requirements. The committee will also finalize materials that will be used to train 45,000 people, making up the technical, supervisory and main election committees.
Al-Hakimi said about 160,000 people have applied to work for the elections’ technical committee. The committee will only select 40,000.
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