ECSL

Electoral Commission For Sierra Leone

Financial Overview

The table and chart below gives financial overview of ECSL income and expenditure. You can also find overview for each of the year in the annual reports.
Finance

The Government of Sierra Leone demonstrated its commitment in the financial year 2021 to fund the administrative and electoral programmes of the Commission. Additionally, the Government of Sierra Leone continues to fund the construction of regional offices and warehouse in Bo and Kenema. Rehabilitation of National Headquarters and Data Centre and Warehouse at Wellington.

Note: The Commission faced similar challenges in 2021 in respect of delays in receiving its quarterly budgetary support which was crucial to the critical timing of implementing the above-mentioned electoral programmes.

The European Union Office in Sierra Leone also supported the electoral programmes of the Commission under the project titled “Support to the Electoral Cycle in Sierra Leone”. In the financial year 2021, the above-mentioned project provided budgetary support for the conduct of the following activities:

  • The Official Launch of the National Electoral Commission 2020-2024 Strategic Plan held at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Aberdeen in Freetown on Thursday 6th May 2021;
  • A National Task Force Conference on the Election Observer Mission 2018 Recommendations held at the New Brookfields Hotel in Freetown on Thursday 17th June 2021;
  • A National Conference on Electoral Legal Reforms held at the New Brookfields Hotel on Tuesday 10th to Thursday 12th August 2021;
  • An Inaugural meeting of the EC-SL Disability Stakeholders Coordination Group at the New Brookfields Hotel in Freetown held on Thursday 28th October 2021;
  • An Inaugural meeting of the EC-SL Gender Stakeholders Coordination Group held at the New Brookfields Hotel on Thursday 4th November 2021;
  • A Disability Stakeholders Coordination Group (second) meeting held at the New Brookfields Hotel on the 6th December 2021;
  • A Training for ICT and Data Management Staff members conducted by an international Consultant- Mohammad Khan held at the EC-SL Wellington premises in November and December 2021.

The Commission notes with appreciation that all of the activities listed above were funded directly by the European Union Office in Sierra Leone in 2021. The Commission also recognizes the support by IDEA International for the Virtual Consultation session for Commissioners and Management on the implementation of the Election Risk Matrix (ERM) Tool for Sierra Leone and a 3 days Stakeholder Risk Mapping and Voter Education Consultation Workshop held at Radisson Blu Hotel, Aberdeen in Freetown.

Summary of electoral finances

Electoral Finance Summary (Income)

Electoral Finance Summary (Expense)

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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