The Electoral Commission for Sierra Leone (EC-SL) will today 24th November, 2022 commence Exhibition of the Provisional Voters List (PVL) across the country. This is in preparation for the 2023 Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Council Elections.
EC-SL has the Legal mandate to exhibit the review of captured information of all eligible Sierra Leoneans who presented themselves for registration during the 3rd September to 8th October 2022.
The exhibition will include the display of the PVL from 24th to 28th November 2022 and Inquiry from 4th to 5th December, 2022 at 7am to 5pm daily.
The purpose for displaying the PVL according to EC-SL is for all registrants who took part in the registration process to; confirm their information, correct errors if any, or be opportune to have their omitted names included, or object to certain names on the PVL on grounds of ineligibility.
The Commission says objection must be made from 24th – 28th November, 2022 to enable the Commission make decisions and take appropriate action in time.
The Exhibition exercise will be conducted simultaneously in all 446 Wards hosting 3,630 Centers the country.
Each center will have an Exhibition Officer and two Assistant Exhibition Officers to serve the public.
All objections and appeals made will be looked into by the Revising Officers, who are seasoned Sierra Leoneans selected for their integrity and impartiality.
In similar development, the EC-SL has ended training for Exhibition staff nationwide.
Having acquired the requisite skills and knowledge of the procedures, it is expected that the trained staff will put what they have learnt into practice on the 24th to 28th of November 2022 which has been scheduled for the exhibition exercise to take place.
The training of exhibition staff was monitored by senior staff from the EC-SL Headquarters in Freetown after an effective training of the District Staff at the regional level who then cascaded the training to the Ward Coordinators who in turn trained the Exhibition Staff. The exhibition staff and materials will be deployed to their respective exhibition centres on the 23rd November 2022.