Tanzanians go to the polls on 25 October to vote in local government elections across the country.

Voters are called to choose their representatives on city, municipal or town councils in urban areas and district, township and village councils in rural areas. The elected bodies will then choose their leaders in internal elections.

The government has budgeted Tsh13 billion to finance the elections compared to Tsh1.4 billion for the previous local government polls in 2004. Voting will take place at 66,136 polling stations countrywide.

Tanzanians must be registered to vote in order to cast their ballot. They also need to provide proof of ID at their local polling station.

Parliamentary and presidential elections are scheduled to take place next year.

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