About Specific Provisions to Voting Abroad
Cameroonian citizens settled or residing abroad shall exercise their right to vote through their participation in the election of the President of the Republic and in referendums.
Cameroonian citizens settled or residing abroad shall be entered on the registers of electors opened at diplomatic representations and consular posts in their countries of residence or attachment.
They must enjoy their civic and political rights and fulfill all the required legal conditions to be an elector.
On proposal of Government, polling stations shall be set up in diplomatic representations and consular posts.
In view of the participation of Cameroonian citizens settled or residing abroad in the election of the President of the Republic or in referendums, the following structures shall be set up in diplomatic representations and consular posts.
- commissions charged with the drawing up and revision of registers of electors;
- commissions charged with the issuance and distribution of voters' cards;
- local polling commissions.
The Electoral Board of Elections Cameroon shall hold consultations with diplomatic representations, consular posts and political parties with a view to setting up the commissions provided for.
The composition of the Commissions referred to shall be established by the Director General of Elections.
The composition and functioning of the commissions referred to shall be determined by regulation.
Specific rules applicable to preparatory activities for the election of the President of the Republic and referendums, the organization and supervision of elections and referendums, polling and the counting of the votes of Cameroonian citizens settled or residing abroad shall be laid down by regulation.
About Focal Points
With respect to elections, the ELECAM Focal Point in diplomatic missions and consular posts represents a service, under the embassy, consulate or delegation, in charge of ELECAM activities. The official responsible for these activities is assisted by support staff. Reason why, 33 countries across Africa, Europe, Asia and America were concerned with the October 2011 presidential election. Within these countries, 29 embassies, 4 high commissions, 6 consulates and 2 delegations were selected.
In compliance with the collective provisions of Law No. 2011/013 of 13 July 2011 relating to voting by Cameroonian citizens settled or residing abroad, Decree No. 2011 /237 of 8 August 2011 to lay down conditions for implementing Law No. 2011 /013 of 13 July 2011 relating to voting by Cameroonian citizens settled or residing abroad and Order No. 001 /DIPLO/CAB of 24 August 2011 to establish the list of Diplomatic Representations and Consular Posts where electoral operations are organised in view of the election of the President of the Republic in 2011, ELECAM Focal Point are presented below.
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