An applicant whose application to become a registered voter has been rejected by a registration officer may appeal to the Principal Registration Officer for the particular constituency.
Citizens of Botswana eighteen (18) years or above whose application to become a registered voter has been rejected by a registration officer can apply for this service.
In order to launch an appeal, follow the steps below:
- Complete Form F - Appeal by Person whose Application to be registered as a voter is rejected by a registration officer.
- Within seven days after the rejection of the application, deliver the completed Form F 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 the complainant 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, the voter will be registered as a complainant in the polling station named in your appeal.
- The complainant will receive a Voter’s Registration Card (Form B) on the next physical visit to a Registration Officer in your constituency.
- The complainant 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. Complainants are notified by the contact information on their application regarding the status of their appeal.
- Proof of rejection (Form C)
- Appeal Rejection of Voter Registration – ( Form F)
- Valid National Identity Card (Omang)
Once the appeal has been delivered to a Magistrate, the complainant will be notified of the result by the Principal Registration Officer within approximately three weeks.
Please contact the office listed below:
Independent Electoral Commission
Private Bag 00284
Phone: (+267) 361 2400
Toll free No: 0800 600 710
Website: www.iec.gov.bw ,
Facebook: IEC Botswana
Email: iec_info [at] gov.bw (iec_info[at]gov[dot]bw)
Opening hours: 07:30 to 12:45 and 13:45 to 16:30 Monday to Friday, except weekends and public holidays.
Additional information can also be obtained in the Electoral Act.