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Declaration by Voter Objected to During Poll


A voter who has been objected to at the polls by a candidate/candidates’ representative or another voter through Form Q (objection to Voter), may retain their ballot by making a declaration under oath denying the accusations contained in the objection.

Who is eligible?

Citizens of Botswana 18 years and above who hold a valid voters’ registration card and have been objected to by a candidate/candidates’ representative or another voter are eligible for this service.

What supporting documents are required?
  • Voter Registration Card
  • Declaration by Voter (Form R)


How long will this service take?

Approximately 10 minutes.

How much does it cost?

There is no fee for this service.

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 weekends and public holidays.

Additional information can also be obtained in the Electoral Act.


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