Lesotho‘s citizens have their last chance on Sunday to register or change their voting stations ahead of the June 3 National Assembly elections, aimed at ending political turmoil in the country.
The tight election timetable gave voters only six days from the announcement of the poll last Monday.
The election time table is passed by the Council of State; its dates are gazetted into law and cannot be changed.
New parties that split from the governing coalition are urging young people to register and vote for them.
Disgruntled voters who had changed residential areas, but didn’t care to update their details or to vote in 2012 or 2015 seem keen to do so now and they have to transfer voting stations.
It is early days to tell who anyone will vote for, but those who won’t be on the voters roll by the end of the day on Sunday, March 19, will not have that choice come June 3.
– By Nthakoana Ngatane