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Barriers of Women Political Participation Monitoring

As EMPOWER is working on Women Political Participation, EMPOWER sent a request email to Election Commission (EC) to get a breakdown on voter’s information based upon race and gender. The letter is print screened  below:

presentation1EC has this information because Star Metro had released the information as below:

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The source is from the Election Commission.

However, this is the reply that EMPOWER received from the EC:

spr-reply-on-voter-breakdown-001How can Star Metro release such information when the Election Commission claims that they do not take down information based on gender and race?