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The Electoral Commission has extended the nomination period of candidates for the Village Women’s Committees after receiving reports of large numbers of aspirants in the ongoing exercise.

According to a release, the the nomination exercise has also been largely affected by unfavourable weather conditions.

“In view of the above, the Commission has taken a decision to extend the nomination period for the above elections, which was scheduled to end today, Tuesday, November 7, 2017, by an additional day. The nomination exercise will now end on Wednesday, November 8, 2017,’ the electoral body says.

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According to the EC, campaigns will commence on Thursday November 9, 2017 and end on Monday November 13, 2017, while polling Day for Election of the five (5) Members of the Village Women Committee will take place on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

‘All stakeholders are urged to take note of this adjustment in the electoral programme,’ the release adds.


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