On Thursday, the Libyan High National Elections Commission (HNEC) announced that 681,000 male and 373,000 female voters had received their voting cards. In the statement made by the Commission, it was announced that citizens who have not yet received their voting cards papers should get them in order to vote in the upcoming elections.
In Libya, which has a population of seven million, 2.8 million people have registered to vote so far. HNEC President Emad al-Sayeh announced that they have taken various measures to prevent fraud and irregularities in the upcoming elections. Al-Sayeh stated that the December 24 presidential elections needed a serious logistics and operational infrastructure and that they had carefully updated the voter registration system at this point.
So far, 16 people, including former Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of Libya’s ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi, and warlord Haftar, the leader of the eastern militias, have officially announced their candidacy. Nomination applications for the elections will end on Monday, November 22.