Apply for registration as a Voter in Rwanda

1 min



In Person

Since the voter list is derived from the national Identity card data base one has to apply for an Identity card as follows:

  • The individual who wishes to obtain a Rwandan national identity card needs to go to the relevant office and prove his or her identity and origin,either with a birth certificate or with a letter from a local leader at the cell administrative level attesting to the applicant’s identity.
  • The persons particulars are taken and an Identity card is printed
  • It is the Identity card that one uses as a voters card

Required Documents

A copy of your national identity card

Office Locations & Contacts

Republic of Rwanda National ID Agengy
Kigali City, Gasabo District, Kimihurura
Sector, Road N KG 119 ST,
former Avenue du Lac Muhazi, commonly known as Ku Kabindi .
Tel:+ 2520255000000
E-mail :

Rwanda National Electoral Commission
P.O.Box. 6449 Kigali
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In accordance with Article 10 of the 2010 Electoral Law, persons eligible to register on the voters register must be a citizen of Rwanda, at least 18 years of age.


The service is free of charge


The voters card is valid for period of Seven years.

Processing Time

Less than 24 hours


  • The Voter Lists are initially drawn from the National ID card database
  • They are then updated through a process of public verification.
  • The photos from the National ID database are incorporated onto the Final Voter List used at the polling stations on Election Day.

Required Information

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Valid Identity Number
  • District
  • Sector
  • Cell
  • Village

Need for the Document

One of the ways through which Rwandan exercise their rights is through voting for their president and representatives.To do this one has to be registered as voter on the national voter register.


Other uses of the Document/Certificate

This document can be used as identification card.

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