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The pur­pose of this Bill is to amend the Lo­cal Gov­ern­ments Act, Cap. 243 to pro­vide for the cre­ation of lo­cal gov­ern­ment and mag­is­trate units at least two years be­fore the due date for the next gen­eral elec­tions; to pro­vide for the de­mar­ca­tion of elec­toral ar­eas; to pre­scribe the man­ner of con­duct­ing cam­paigns; to bar per­sons not or­di­nar­ily res­i­dent in a lo­cal gov­ern­ment area from con­test­ing for coun­cilor for that area; to pro­vide for the pro­ce­dure for com­mence­ment of polls at each polling sta­tion and to align the Lo­cal Gov­ern­ments Act with the pro­vi­sions of the Con­sti­tu­tion as amended by the Con­sti­tu­tion (Amend­ment) Act, 2018.

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