1999 Botswana local elections

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Local elections in Botswana were held on 16 October 1999 for the district councils of the Districts of Botswana.

Overall Results[edit]

Party Seats
Botswana Democratic Party 303
Botswana National Front 80
Botswana Congress Party 13
Botswana Alliance Movement 9
Total 405
Registered Voters 458,269
Total Voters (Voter Turnout) 347,192 (75.8%)
Invalid Votes 15,064
Total Valid Votes 332,128
Source: http://africanelections.tripod.com/bw_1999local.html

Results By District[edit]

Central District[edit]

Party Seats
Botswana Democratic Party 104
Botswana Congress Party 1
Botswana Alliance Movement 1
Total 106
Registered Voters 134,551
Total Voters (Voter Turnout) 94,715 (70.4%)
Invalid Votes 5,510
Total Valid Votes 89,205
Source: http://africanelections.tripod.com/bw_1999local.html#Central_District

Francistown City[edit]

Party Seats
Botswana Democratic Party 14
Botswana Alliance Movement 2
Total 16
Registered Voters 22,702
Total Voters (Voter Turnout) 16,919 (74.5%)
Invalid Votes 372
Total Valid Votes 16,547
Source: http://africanelections.tripod.com/bw_1999local.html#Francistown_City

Gaborone City[edit]

Party Seats
Botswana National Front 18
Botswana Democratic Party 7
Total 25
Registered Voters 38,560
Total Voters (Voter Turnout) 29,169 (75.6%)
Invalid Votes 583
Total Valid Votes 28,586
Source: http://africanelections.tripod.com/bw_1999local.html#Gaborone_City

Ghanzi District[edit]

Party Seats
Botswana Democratic Party 15
Botswana National Front 3
Total 18
Registered Voters 10,476
Total Voters (Voter Turnout) 8,101 (77.3%)
Invalid Votes 425
Total Valid Votes 7,676
Source: http://africanelections.tripod.com/bw_2004local.html#Ghanzi_District

Jwaneng[edit]

Party Seats
Botswana National Front 7
Total 7
Registered Voters 4,526
Total Voters (Voter Turnout) 3,487 (77.0%)
Invalid Votes 58
Total Valid Votes 3,429
Source: http://africanelections.tripod.com/bw_1999local.html#Jwaneng_Town

Kgalagadi District[edit]

Party Seats
Botswana Democratic Party 13
Botswana National Front 7
Total 20
Registered Voters 14,625
Total Voters (Voter Turnout) 11,984 (81.9%)
Invalid Votes 468
Total Valid Votes 11,516
Source: http://africanelections.tripod.com/bw_1999local.html#Kgalagadi_District

Kgatleng District[edit]

Party Seats
Botswana Democratic Party 12
Botswana National Front 6
Botswana Congress Party 3
Total 21
Registered Voters 22,409
Total Voters (Voter Turnout) 17,847 (79.6%)
Invalid Votes 617
Total Valid Votes 17,230
Source: http://africanelections.tripod.com/bw_1999local.html#Kgatleng_District

Kweneng District[edit]

Party Seats
Botswana Democratic Party 42
Botswana National Front 7
Botswana Congress Party 1
Total 50
Registered Voters 58,646
Total Voters (Voter Turnout) 46,438 (79.2%)
Invalid Votes 2,064
Total Valid Votes 44,374
Source: http://africanelections.tripod.com/bw_1999local.html#Kweneng_District

Lobatse[edit]

Party Seats
Botswana National Front 9
Botswana Democratic Party 2
Total 11
Registered Voters 9,870
Total Voters (Voter Turnout) 7,758 (78.6%)
Invalid Votes 154
Total Valid Votes 7,604
Source: http://africanelections.tripod.com/bw_1999local.html#Lobatse_Town

North-East District[edit]

Party Seats
Botswana Democratic Party 15
Botswana Alliance Movement 2
Total 17
Registered Voters 14,115
Total Voters (Voter Turnout) 11,038 (78.2%)
Invalid Votes 489
Total Valid Votes 10,549
Source: http://africanelections.tripod.com/bw_1999local.html#North_East_District

There was a tie in one ward and a by-election was held on 29 January 2000. The BDP candidate won, bringing their total to 15 seats.

North-West District[edit]

Party Seats
Botswana Democratic Party 30
Botswana Congress Party 6
Botswana Alliance Movement 4
Total 40
Registered Voters 44,490
Total Voters (Voter Turnout) 34,201 (76.9%)
Invalid Votes 1,889
Total Valid Votes 32,312
Source: http://africanelections.tripod.com/bw_1999local.html#North_West_District

Selibe Phikwe[edit]

Party Seats
Botswana Democratic Party 11
Botswana Congress Party 2
Total 13
Registered Voters 17,887
Total Voters (Voter Turnout) 13,567 (75.8%)
Invalid Votes 252
Total Valid Votes 13,315
Source: http://africanelections.tripod.com/bw_1999local.html#Selibe_Phikwe_Town

South-East District[edit]

Party Seats
Botswana Democratic Party 13
Botswana National Front 5
Total 18
Registered Voters 12,659
Total Voters (Voter Turnout) 9,871 (78.0%)
Invalid Votes 409
Total Valid Votes 9,462
Source: http://africanelections.tripod.com/bw_1999local.html#South_East_District

Southern District[edit]

Party Seats
Botswana Democratic Party 26
Botswana National Front 18
Total 44
Registered Voters 52,753
Total Voters (Voter Turnout) 42,097 (79.8%)
Invalid Votes 1,774
Total Valid Votes 40,323
Source: http://africanelections.tripod.com/bw_1999local.html#Southern_District