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necsl.org Bye Election Result 2017 for Ward 186 & 089 : Sierra Leone

Organisation : National Electoral Commission
Announcement : Bye Election Result for Ward 186 & 089
Country : Sierra Leone

Website : http://necsl.org/
Check Result Here : http://www.electionin.org/uploads/2167-Election-Result.pdf

Bye Election Result :

Declaration of Results for Local Council Bye-elections in Ward 186, Port Loko District Council and Ward 089, Makeni City Council held on Saturday 29th April, 2017

Related : FAQs On CVR Civil & Voter Registration Sierra Leone : www.electionin.org/2162.html

The National Electoral Commission has concluded fourteen (14) days of the extended Voter Registration process on Sunday 30th April 2017

About Us :
Sierra Leone has always had an election management body called Electoral Commission. Even during periods of military rule, when electoral activities were suspended, the technical and support staff were maintained, thus making it possible to build a reservoir of experience in election administration within the institution.

The President appoints all members of the Commission, after consultation with all registered Political Parties and subject to the approval of parliament. The tenure of office of the Commissioners is five years, and their terms and conditions of service are prescribed by parliament.

FAQs :
1. What does PEA 2012 stand for?
PEA 2012 stands for Public Elections Act 2012.
2. What is the Public Elections Act?
A new improved law passed by Parliament which brings together all major elections laws in the country.

3. What is Public Election according to this new Act?
Public election means election of the President, Members of Parliament or members of Local councils.
4. Is the PEA 2012 in force now in Sierra Leone?
Yes it is, ever-since the President signed his ascent to it on the 7th May 2012

5. What is new in the PEA 2012?
** Under this Act all relevant electoral laws are consolidated into one document.

Other features include :
** NEC becomes a corporate body meaning that it can sue and be sued in its own name rather than as a government entity.
** NEC can invalidate an election result where there is over-voting.

** NEC decides how much a candidate must pay as nomination fee.
** A voter can register if he/she is 18 years of age or would be 18 years on the day of election.
** There are also new laws on electoral offences.

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