The National Elections Commission, which is chaired by magistrate Maria do Rosário Gonçalves, has met with the director general of Support for the Electoral Process to become more informed about the voter registration process in Cape Verdean territory and abroad.
“After speaking with the director general of Support for Support of the Electoral Process and having learned of the number of individuals registered to vote as of April of the current year, the National Elections Commission decided to carry out work meetings with the Voter Registration Commissions prior to the date scheduled for the publication of lists of registered voters in June and July with the objective of taking inventory of measures aimed at lending greater dynamics to the voter registration process in Cape Verdean territory,” according to the CNE.
The first meeting of the new CNE was also used to elect its vice-chairman (Amadeu Luís António Barbosa) and secretary (Elba Helena Rocha Pires). According to the Cape Verdean Electoral Code, the chairperson and secretary of the National Elections Commission must work exclusively for the entity on a full-time basis. The other members are also affected by the same obligation between the date on which the election date is announced until 60 days after the publication of official election results.