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30 October 2004 Local Elections in Botswana
 
National Summary*

Registered Voters

550,413

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

419,503 (76.2%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

    8,570

Total Valid Votes

410,933

Party Number of Seats (490)
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 335
Botswana National Front (BNF) 105
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) 32
Botswana Alliance Movement (BAM) 9
Botswana People's Party (BPP) 3
Independents 3
Undecided* 3
*Of the three seats that had to be decided in by-elections, the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) won one [bringing its overall total to 336], the Botswana National Front (BNF) won one [bringing its overall total to 106], and the Botswana People's Party (BPP) won one [bringing its overall total to 4].
 
Election Results
 
 
 
 
Central District Council

Registered Voters

153,744

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

111,664 (72.6%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

    3,191

Total Valid Votes

108,473

Party Number of Seats (140)
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 127
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) 6
Botswana National Front (BNF) 4
Botswana Alliance Movement (BAM) 1
Independent 1
Undecided* 1
*The election in one ward was postponed due to the death of a candidate. The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) won the seat in a by-election held on 4 December 2004, bringing their total to 128 seats. 
 
Francistown City Council

Registered Voters

26,172

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

17,534 (67.0%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     277

Total Valid Votes

17,257

Party Number of Seats (19)
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 16
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) 2
Undecided* 1
*Elections in one ward were postponed because the party symbol for one of the contestants was erroneously omitted. The Botswana People's Party (BPP) won the seat in a by-election held on 4 December 2004.
 
Gaborone City Council

Registered Voters

46,246

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

35,037 (75.8%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     180

Total Valid Votes

34,857

Party Number of Seats (30)
Botswana National Front (BNF) 16
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 11
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) 3
 
Ghanzi District Council

Registered Voters

14,294

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

11,597 (81.1%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     374

Total Valid Votes

11,223

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

Registered Voters

5,226

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

4,012 (76.8%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     36

Total Valid Votes

3,976

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

Registered Voters

18,070

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

15,153 (83.9%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     254

Total Valid Votes

14,899

Party Number of Seats (22)
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 13
Botswana National Front (BNF) 9
 
Kgatleng District Council

Registered Voters

28,064

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

22,135 (78.9%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     347

Total Valid Votes

21,788

Party Number of Seats (23)
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 10
Botswana National Front (BNF) 8
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) 5
 
Kweneng District Council

Registered Voters

74,279

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

57,103 (76.9%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

  1,048

Total Valid Votes

56,055

Party Number of Seats (66)
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 47
Botswana National Front (BNF) 17
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) 2
 
Lobatse Town Council

Registered Voters

10,953

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

  8,054 (73.5%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     136

Total Valid Votes

  7,918

Party Number of Seats (12)
Botswana National Front (BNF) 8
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 4
 
North East District Council

Registered Voters

17,739

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

13,551 (76.4%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     162

Total Valid Votes

13,389

Party Number of Seats (19)
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 16
Botswana People's Party (BPP) 3
 
North West District Council

Registered Voters

51,376

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

40,346 (78.5%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     907

Total Valid Votes

39,439

Party Number of Seats (46)
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 31
Botswana Alliance Movement (BAM) 8
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) 5
Botswana National Front (BNF) 1
Independent 1
 
Selibe Phikwe Town Council

Registered Voters

17,306

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

13,871 (80.2%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     113

Total Valid Votes

13,758

Party Number of Seats (14)
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 9
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) 5
 
South East District Council

Registered Voters

19,721

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

15,828 (80.3%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     368

Total Valid Votes

15,460

Party Number of Seats (20)
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 12
Botswana National Front (BNF) 5
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) 3
 
Southern District Council

Registered Voters

67,223

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

53,618 (79.8%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

  1,177

Total Valid Votes

52,441

Party Number of Seats (52)
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 26
Botswana National Front (BNF) 23
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) 1
Independent 1
Undecided* 1
*There was a tie in one constituency and a by-election was held on 8 January 2005. The Botswana National Front (BNF) candidate won, bringing their total to 24 seats.
 
 
 
 
 

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