The Gambian presidential election, 2006 was held on 22 September 2006. 670,000 Gambians registered to vote, and 59% of registered voters turned out to vote. Many of the 989 polling booths used marbles which were inserted into candidate drums instead of ballot papers due to the high illiteracy rate. The marble system is only used in Gambia, where it has been used since 1965.
e • dSummary of the 22 September 2006 presidential election results
Yahya Jammeh was re-elected with 67.3% of the vote and was declared the winner of the election. Darboe, who received second place with 27% of the vote, rejected the official results, saying that the election was not free and fair and that there was widespread voter intimidation.