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Appeal Against Rejection of Registration Transfer


An applicant whose application to transfer to another polling station has been rejected by the Registration Officer may appeal to the Principal Registration Officer for the constituency.      

Who is eligible?

Registered voter whose application to transfer registration to another polling station has been rejected.


How do I get this service?

In order to launch an appeal, follow the steps below:

  • Complete the lower portion of the Notice of Rejection (Form K) which was provided by the Registration Officer when the application was rejected.
  • Within seven (7) days after the rejection of the application, deliver the completed Form K together with a deposit of BWP 10.00 to the Principal Registration Officer for the appropriate constituency.
  • The Principal Registration Officer will arrange for the appeal to be heard by a Magistrate and will notify you of the date and location for the hearing. The decision of the Magistrate is final and cannot be appealed further.
  • If the appeal is successful, you will be registered as a voter in the polling station named in your appeal provided the transfer window is still open.
  • You will receive a Voter’s Registration Card (Form B) for the new polling station.
  • You will receive a refund of the BWP 10.00 deposit. Should the appeal not be successful, the BWP 10.00 deposit will not be refunded.
What supporting documents are required?
  • Notice of Rejection - Form K (provided by the Registration Officer when applications are rejected)
  • Voter’s Registration Card (Form B) for original polling station
  • National Identification Card (Omang)
How long will this service take?

Two (2) weeks.

How much does it cost?

BWP 10.00, payable in cash only.

Where can I get more information on this Service

Please contact the office listed below:

The Secretary

Independent Electoral Commission

Private Bag 00284

Gaborone, Botswana


Phone: (+267) 361 2400  

Toll free No: 0800 600 710

Fax: (+267) 3900581/3905205/3190889

Website: ,

Facebook: IEC Botswana

Email: iec_info [at] (iec_info[at]gov[dot]bw)  


Opening hours: 07:30 to 12:45 and 13:45 to 16:30 Monday to Friday, except public holidays.

Additional information can also be obtained in the Electoral Act.

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