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Sierra Leone elects new president with high voter turnout

On 4 April 2018, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) declared candidate Julius Maada Bio as the Republic of Sierra Leone’s new President- see the video here:   On 31 March, some 2,578,271 voters headed to the polls for the presidential run-off election in 11,122...

Street theatre supports women’s voting rights

Prince Michael Meama has two daughters, aged five and two. By the time his eldest child reaches voting age, if not before, he hopes there will be no need for the kind of street theatre he helped create for Sierra Leone’s 2018 elections. As secretary of the Calabash...

Accessible Elections in Sierra Leone

Prior to the 2018 elections, the National Electoral Commission installed 126 ramps and benches at polling stations across the country, improving access for voters with disabilities on an unprecedented scale. The project enabled thousands to exercise their franchise on...

Ballot papers arrive in advance of Sierra Leone elections

Alhaji Sesay, 35, moved through piles of sealed boxes wrapped in a white plastic on a hot Monday afternoon at Lungi International Airport in the Port Loko District of Northern Sierra Leone. With a pen and a notepad, Sesay scribbled serial numbers, districts, and tags...

Promoting Everyone’s Right to Vote

The National Election Commission (NEC) and the National Commission for Persons Living with Disabilities (NCPD) are working to empower voters with disability and promote their active participation to the elections. In preparation for 7 March general elections, for the...

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7 March 2018-General Elections