ECSL

Electoral Commission For Sierra Leone

PRESS STATEMENT

The Electoral Commission for Sierra Leone (ECSL) completed voter registration field data capture exercise successfully on 8th October 2022. The Commission extends appreciation to the public for participating in the process in a peaceful and orderly manner.

The Commission conveys special thanks and appreciation to the entire staff, permanent and

ad hoc, who in diverse ways contributed to this national exercise.

The ECSL continues to appreciate the Government of Sierra Leone for the timely disbursement of funds, the political parties for their cooperation. National Civil Registration Authority for their collaboration. Political Parties Registration Commission, and the Security Sector for their respective supports to the ECSL

Following the completion of the field data capture, the public is reminded about the following next steps before the Commission would release the Final Voters Register (FVR) certified for the June 2023elections:

1. Data consolidation into a single unit.

2. De duplication. this is the stage where duplicate registrants’ data are eliminated.

3. Publish the Provisional Voters Register (PVR) to the public.

Iv. The Exhibition Exercise of the Provisional Voters Register to allow registrants who took part in the registration exercise to confirm their details and/or correct errors. The Commission will use the exhibition exercise to conduct inquiries and appropriately address all Rejections, Objections and Appeals.

v. Update the Provisional Voters Register and release the Final Voter Register.

The Electoral Commission for Sierra Leone is committed to the timeline for completing the voter registration process and publish the Final Voters Register (FVR)

The Commission remains committed to its legal mandates and guiding principles and therefore appeals to the public to be patient and trust the process.

The END Tuesday 11thOctober2022

PRESS STATEMENT ON VR COMPLETION.pdf

MESSAGE TO VOTERS

  1. It is your civic right and responsibility to register and vote in elections.
  2. Come out and register from 3rd September to 4th October 2022 to enable you to vote in the June 24, 2023 Presidential, Parliamentary and Local council elections.
  3. If you don’t register now, you cannot vote.
  4. Disability is not inability; all persons with disabilities are encouraged to come out and register in order to vote in the 2023 elections.
  5. Bring your proof of identity when you come to register.
  6. One Sierra Leone, One Registration, One Identity Card.
  7. Women  are encouraged to come out in numbers to register
  8. Women are also encouraged to contest/vote in the 2023 elections.
  9. Voter registration is from 3rd September to 4th October 2022.
  10. If you will be 18 years or older on the eve of 24th June 2023, come out and register.
  11. Go to the nearest registration centre within your Ward and register between the period 3rd September to 4th October
  12. Registration Centres become Polling Centres on Election Day, so register at a centre in a Ward where you are ordinarily resident.
  13. All Registration Centres will open 7:00a.m to 5 p.m. Monday to Sunday/every day
  14. Make sure you collect your registration receipts after you register.
  15. Sierra Leone has a new registration system now; everybody must register again in 2022.
  16. See list of registration centres/polling centres here

please check regularly for date of exhibition and id cards distribution

Thank you for registering!!

ECSL will announce exhibition and id cards distribution dates

Note that after registration is completed on 4th Oct, there will be exhibition and distribution of ID cards. During this time, you can verify to ensure that your correct info is on the voter register.

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