The Elections Commission of the Maldives (EC) has disclosed that the commission received 50,047 forms for reregistration in the second round of the 2023 Presidential Election.
This was disclosed by the Vice President of the commission, Ismail Habeeb.
EC opened reregistration for the second round of the Presidential Election on 15 September 2023.
Habeeb disclosed that by the time the window closed on 17 September 2023, the commission received 26,011 forms via their online platforms and 24,036 forms were submitted straight to their respective offices.
Habeeb stated that the commission was not able to determine whether 11,284 of these forms were valid. This includes 5,109 forms submitted online and 6,175 forms submitted to the offices.
Habeeb said that submissions that were not validated online included not being able to verify the person in the photo, submitting expired documents and repeated submissions from both systems.
He stated that reasons for failure to validate the forms submitted to the offices included, missing fingerprints, mismatched witness information, lack of telephone number to contact, submission of expired documents, and duplicate applications from both systems.
Habeeb noted that the commission provided every opportunity to ensure the validity of the proposals.