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16 October 1999 Local Elections in Botswana
 
National Summary*

Registered Voters

458,269

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

347,192 (75.8%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

  15,064

Total Valid Votes

332,128

Party Number of Seats (405)
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 302
Botswana National Front (BNF) 80
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) 13
Botswana Alliance Movement (BAM) 9
Undecided* 1
*Due to a tie in a North East District ward, a by-election was held on 29 January 2000 and was won by the BDP candidate [bringing its overall total to 303].
 
Election Results
 
 
Central District Council

Registered Voters

134,551

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

  94,715 (70.4%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

    5,510

Total Valid Votes

  89,205

Party Number of Seats (106)
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 104
Botswana Alliance Movement (BAM) 1
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) 1
 
Francistown City Council

Registered Voters

22,702

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

16,919 (74.5%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     372

Total Valid Votes

16,547

Party Number of Seats (16)
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 14
Botswana Alliance Movement (BAM) 2
 
Gaborone City Council

Registered Voters

38,560

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

29,169 (75.6%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     583

Total Valid Votes

28,586

Party Number of Seats (25)
Botswana National Front (BNF) 18
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 7
 
Ghanzi District Council

Registered Voters

10,476

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

  8,101 (77.3%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     425

Total Valid Votes

  7,676

Party Number of Seats (18)
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 15
Botswana National Front (BNF) 3
 
Jwaneng Town Council

Registered Voters

4,526

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

3,487 (77.0%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     58

Total Valid Votes

3,429

Party Number of Seats (7)
Botswana National Front (BNF) 7
 
Kgalagadi District Council

Registered Voters

14,625

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

11,984 (81.9%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     468

Total Valid Votes

11,516

Party Number of Seats (20)
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 13
Botswana National Front (BNF) 7
 
Kgatleng District Council

Registered Voters

22,409

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

17,847 (79.6%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     617

Total Valid Votes

17,230

Party Number of Seats (21)
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 12
Botswana National Front (BNF) 6
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) 3
 
Kweneng District Council

Registered Voters

58,646

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

46,438 (79.2%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

  2,064

Total Valid Votes

44,374

Party Number of Seats (50)
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 42
Botswana National Front (BNF) 7
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) 1
 
Lobatse Town Council

Registered Voters

9,870

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

7,758 (78.6%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

   154

Total Valid Votes

7,604

Party Number of Seats (11)
Botswana National Front (BNF) 9
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 2
 
North East District Council

Registered Voters

14,115

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

11,038 (78.2%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     489

Total Valid Votes

10,549

Party Number of Seats (17)
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 14
Botswana Alliance Movement (BAM) 2
Undecided* 1
*There was a tie in one ward and a by-election was held on 29 January 2000. The BDP candidate won, bringing their total to 15 seats.
 
North West District Council

Registered Voters

44,490

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

34,201 (76.9%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

  1,889

Total Valid Votes

32,312

Party Number of Seats (40)
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 30
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) 6
Botswana Alliance Movement (BAM) 4
 
Selibe Phikwe Town Council

Registered Voters

17,887

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

13,567 (75.8%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     252

Total Valid Votes

13,315

Party Number of Seats (13)
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 11
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) 2
 
South East District Council

Registered Voters

12,659

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

  9,871 (78.0%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     409

Total Valid Votes

  9,462

Party Number of Seats (18)
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 13
Botswana National Front (BNF) 5
 
Southern District Council

Registered Voters

52,753

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

42,097 (79.8%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

  1,774

Total Valid Votes

40,323

Party Number of Seats (44)
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 26
Botswana National Front (BNF) 18
 
 
 
 
 

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