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16 October 2009 Local Elections in Botswana
 
National Summary*

Registered Voters

724,205

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

553,384 (76.4%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

  12,765

Total Valid Votes

540,619

Party Number of Seats
(490)
+/-
since 2004
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 333 -3
Botswana National Front (BNF) 71 -35
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) 69 +37
Botswana Alliance Movement (BAM) 6 -3
Botswana People's Party (BPP) 3 -1
Independents 8 +5
*There was a tie in one constituency and a by-election was on 5 December 2009. The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) candidate won, increasing their total seats from 332 to 333.
Election Results
 
 
 
 
Central District Council

Registered Voters

209,911

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

154,584 (73.6%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

    4,523

Total Valid Votes

150,061

Party Number of Seats (140) +/-
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 108 -20
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) 16 +10
Botswana National Front (BNF) 10 +6
Botswana Alliance Movement (BAM) - -1
Independents 6 +5
 
Francistown City Council

Registered Voters

32,913

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

23,685 (72.0%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     331

Total Valid Votes

23,384

Party Number of Seats (19) +/-
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 11 -5
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) 7 +5
Botswana People's Party (BPP) - -1
Independent 1 +1
 
Gaborone City Council

Registered Voters

63,201

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

48,337 (76.5%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     360

Total Valid Votes

47,977

Party Number of Seats (30) +/-
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 22 +11
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) 7 +4
Botswana National Front (BNF) 1 -15
 
Ghanzi District Council

Registered Voters

17,284

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

13,837 (80.1%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     433

Total Valid Votes

13,404

Party Number of Seats (20) +/-
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 15 +2
Botswana National Front (BNF) 4 -3
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) 1 +1
 
Jwaneng Town Council

Registered Voters

5,849

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

4,568 (78.1%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     51

Total Valid Votes

4,517

Party Number of Seats (7) +/-
Botswana National Front (BNF) 4 -3
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 3 +3
 
Kgalagadi District Council

Registered Voters

22,509

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

18,680 (83.0%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     376

Total Valid Votes

18,304

Party Number of Seats (22) +/-
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 13 0
Botswana National Front (BNF) 9 0
 
Kgatleng District Council

Registered Voters

35,846

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

29,766 (83.0%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     608

Total Valid Votes

29,158

Party Number of Seats (23) +/-
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 8 -2
Botswana National Front (BNF) 8 0
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) 6 +1
Independent 1 +1
*There was a tie in one constituency and a by-election was on 5 December 2009. The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) candidate won, increasing their total seats from 7 to 8.
 
Kweneng District Council

Registered Voters

99,563

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

76,124 (76.5%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

  1,990

Total Valid Votes

74,134

Party Number of Seats (66) +/-
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 48 +1
Botswana National Front (BNF) 9 -8
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) 9 +7
 
Lobatse Town Council

Registered Voters

13,404

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

10,029 (74.8%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     142

Total Valid Votes

  9,887

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

Registered Voters

21,470

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

16,267 (75.8%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     326

Total Valid Votes

15,941

Party Number of Seats (19) +/-
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 16 0
Botswana People's Party (BPP) 3 0
 
North West District Council

Registered Voters

68,381

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

51,916 (75.9%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

  1,285

Total Valid Votes

50,631

Party Number of Seats (46) +/-
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 29 -2
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) 8 +3
Botswana Alliance Movement (BAM) 6 -2
Botswana National Front (BNF) 3 +2
Independent - -1
 
Selibe Phikwe Town Council

Registered Voters

20,560

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

16,220 (78.9%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     153

Total Valid Votes

16,067

Party Number of Seats (14) +/-
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 7 -2
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) 7 +2
 
South East District Council

Registered Voters

27,005

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

21,985 (81.4%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     302

Total Valid Votes

21,683

Party Number of Seats (20) +/-
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 11 -1
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) 7 +4
Botswana National Front (BNF) 2 -3
 
Southern District Council

Registered Voters

86,309

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

67,386 (78.1%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

  1,885

Total Valid Votes

65,501

Party Number of Seats (52) +/-
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 34 8
Botswana National Front (BNF) 17 -7
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) 1 0
Independent - -1
 
 
 
 
 

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