The Electoral Process (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Parliamentary Period: 
Third Session of the Twelfth Assembly

The object of this Bill is to amend the Electoral Process Act, 2016, so as to—

(a) reduce the campaign period from three months to sixty days;

(b) revise the rules to be prescribed in relation to the registration of voters;

(c) provide for the duty of the Commission to publish the election time table in a newspaper of nationwide circulation in addition to the publication in the Gazette;

(d) prescribe the conduct of persons during the counting, tallying, tabulation of votes and transmission of results;

(e) revise the manner of accreditation of observers and monitors;

(f) provide for sanctions to be imposed by the Commission for breach of the Code;

(g) provide for regulation of conduct of political party agents; and

(h) provide for matters connected with, or incidental to, the foregoing.

Bill Stage: 
First Reading