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LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS ATTENDANCE POOR – DEO 

Qacha’sNek, Sept. 29 — District Electoral Officer (DEO), Mrs. ‘Mateboho Matsie says Local Government Elections voters have come in limited numbers since morning.

Speaking to the Agency, she said reports from different councils reveal that there have been few voters in polling stations but they are still expecting more until 5pm when the voting ends.

“I have been told that turnout is poor and this symbolizes how lightly these elections Basotho take them compared to general elections,” she said.

She said Tsoelikana and Qacha’sNek urban council had challenges with people not appearing on the voters roll because they made transfers and they were no longer sure about their polling stations.

“But we managed to address that successfully,” she said.

The district has 318 people contesting and among the contestants, 227 represent political parties while 91 are independent.

Among those representing political parties, 193 are males while 125 are females.

Tsoelikana has the highest number of candidates standing at 88, followed by Qanya 82, Nts’upe 77 and lastly Urban council 71.

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