As posted on the IPS News website:
KHARTOUM and RUMBEK, SUDAN, Apr 12 (IPS) – Voting in Sudan – the first democratic elections in 24 years – has been extended by three days by the National Election Commission in response to widespread problems with voters’ lists and ballot papers.
The elections are being boycotted by opposition parties citing continuing insecurity in the western region of Darfur and allegations of electoral irregularities by the President Omar al-Bashir’s National Congress Party.
The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies released a statement charging the elections commission of with numerous violations of electoral procedure. These included problems with ballot papers, candidates appearing on papers in more than one constitutency; voters being unable to find their names on lists and election observers in at least one case being denied entry to voting centres.