Electoral Commission For Sierra Leone

Know Your Candidates

See a list of candidates in your constituency and ward and decide who deserves your vote. Scroll down to the bottom of this page search for potential candidates in your constituency.

Democracy and Good Governance

Democracy in Sierra Leone has a multiparty system. There can be as many as twenty political parties vying for a position in your ward and constituency. Election comes in various forms throughout the year. There are general and presidential elections which take every five years. In addition, there are by-elections taking place throughout the year. These by-elections can happen to be in your area at any time. You will know when there is by-elections by seeing political parties coming to your area to campaign. Or you can subscribe to ECLS newsletter here. The Electoral Commission for Sierra Leone (ECSL) is a credible, independent, neutral, and well-resourced institution responsible for conducting elections in Sierra Leone. ECSL has responsibility to present to you all those candidates vying for positions in your ward and constituency so that you can make informed decision during elections. Click on the link below and enter your constituency to see list of aspirants in your constituency.

Search for Potential Candidates in your area

Try constituency 56 and parliamentary or 69 and local council or Mayor and Bo or village Head and buedu. (This is just an example)


  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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