Two separate voter cards made out to the same person.
While recent violence in eastern Libya
have some fearing the worst come Saturday’s parliamentary elections, our Observers have already noticed a number of irregularities in the run-up to the vote they say could be exploited to commit fraud.
There are a total of 200 seats up for grabs as Libya heads to the polls this weekend to vote for its future parliament, in what is the first free ballot the country has seen in decades. Once elected, the country’s new government will replace interim ruling body, the National Transitional Council, and be tasked with establishing a new Constitution, which will ultimately be set to a referendum.
Around 2.7 million people are now eligible to vote on Saturday after the Electoral Commission repeatedly pushed back the registration deadline multiple times, in an effort to encourage participation. Out of a population of around 6 million people, slightly more than half of Libyans are of voting age.