Tanzania may allow overseas voting

This piece of news info was obtained from DailyNews, a local onlineTanzania newspaper.
Tanzanias living abroad may start voting in next year’s general elections, it has been learnt. The Prime Minister, Mr Mizengo Pinda, said here on Wednesday that the government was working on modalities to facilitate the move following sustained pleas from overseas-based Tanzanians.

“Relevant authorities are currently working on the matter to see how best it could be undertaken,” said the premier during talks with Tanzanians living in Kenya, held at Laico Regency Hotel in Nairobi.

They asked the government to facilitate their participation in the 2010 General Election, having made a similar call in 2005. Mr Pinda assured them that the government was taking their request seriously, noting that he had received similar appeals from Tanzanians living in the UK earlier this year.