The Central Elections Commission (CEC) announced a total of 2.6 million registered voters as of the end of the registration process at midnight yesterday, including 421,000 new registrants, now able to participate in the upcoming 2021 Palestinian Elections. This total constitutes 93.3% of the 2.8 million eligible voters in the Palestinian territories according to the estimations of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS).
The CEC affirmed that the registration process concluded according to plan without any significant issues, indicating that such figures reflect a high turnout in the registration process, reflecting the desire of citizens to participate in the electoral process.
The CEC extended its gratitude and appreciation to all election stakeholders, particularly citizens, political factions, civil society organizations (CSOs), media outlets, and official institutions such as the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Information, official media, and the Palestinian Union for Deaf. The CEC gave special praise to registration teams for their efforts and dedication throughout the registration period.
It should be indicated that in accordance with the published elections calendar, the CEC will commence as of today the processing of registration data in preparation for the exhibition and challenge period which will commence on March 1st for three days.