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EC-SL Assures Public of Addressing Concerns on Voter Exhibition

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EC-SL Assures Public of Addressing Concerns on Voter Exhibition

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The Electoral Commission for Sierra Leone (EC-SL) has assured the public that it will soon address all concerns raised by citizens on the exhibition exercise of the Provisional List of Voters (PLV), which commenced on 24th and concluded on 28th November, 2022.

The Commission says it acknowledges concerns from registered voters relating to the omission of some names from the Provisional List of Voters, photoless registration details and incomplete data in some Centres.

The EC-SL has revealed that the data of all registrants are intact and that re-extraction of data from the Voter Verification Kits (VVKs) is being done and has been completed on seven districts thereby resolving the issue of omitted names.

The Commission further informed that out of a total of 531,758 new registrants, there are about 50,000 photoless registrants and that they are closely working with the National Civil Registration Authority (NCRA) to resolve this issue.

The Commission went on to assure that these issues will be resolved in time for the finalisation and printing of the Final List of Voters (FLV) and the distribution of voter ID cards.

In the meantime, it stated, registrants will continue to have the opportunity to view their details through an SMS and web platform systems which the Commission will soon roll out.

The EC-SL use the opportunity to remind all that the Inquiry period, during which rejection and objection cases are heard will take place from 4- 5 December 2022, in designated Centres in each Ward nationwide.

The Commission said it was pleased that the exercise has allowed registrants, including first time voters who visited Exhibition Centres are able to confirm their registration, fill out correction forms if their addresses were wrong or inclusion forms if their details were omitted and object to other registrants on the PLV. In another development, the Ministry of Transport and Aviation yesterday 1st December, 2022 allocated twenty-two vehicles to the EC-SL and 4 to the Political Party Registration Commission (PPRC) to aid their operations in the upcoming General Elections in 2023

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