Briefing on Lebanese Voter Register

Publication Date: 
8 Feb 2009

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The voter register in Lebanon is updated annually. Between 10 February and 10 March, the Election Law provides that all Lebanese citizens have the right to check whether they are correctly included on the voter register before it is published on 30 March. With elections scheduled for 7 June, this year’s update will be especially important for ensuring that all eligible voters are registered to vote. This IFES Lebanon briefing paper outlines the voter registration process, especially the key elements of its updating phase.

Who should be registered as a voter?

Every Lebanese citizen aged 21 years or over is eligible to vote in elections. A person cannot vote unless they are included in the voter register. Thus, all persons holding Lebanese citizenship should be registered as a voter. This right applies regardless of whether they are resident in Lebanon or not.

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