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NEC Sierra Leone : Presidential & Parliamentary Election 7th March 2018

Organisation : National Electoral Commission
Facility : Presidential & Parliamentary Election
Election Date : 7th March 2018
Country : Sierra Leone
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NECSL Presidential & Parliamentary Election

Nomination Of Presidential And Parliamentary Candidates For The Conduct Of The 7th March, 2018 Elections.

In exercise of the powers conferred on it by Section 33 of the Constitution of Sierra Leone, 1991 (Act No. 6 of 1991); and pursuant to provisions of Section 39 of the said Constitution and Sections 69 and 70 of the Public Elections Act, 2012 (Act No. 4 of 2012), the National Electoral Commission (NEC) makes the following proclamation

1. Wednesday, 17th to Friday 26th January, 2018 is the period for Nominations of Candidates for the conduct of Presidential and Parliamentary Elections for the 7th March, 2018 Elections.

2. The deadline for Political Parties to submit the List of Endorsed Candidates for the said Nominations to the National Electoral Commission (NEC), in accordance with Sections 61 and 62 of the Public Elections Act, 2012, is Wednesday 10th January, 2018.

3. The place of nomination for Presidential candidates is the NEC Headquarter, O.A.U. Drive, Tower Hill, Freetown.

Nomination Centres

4. The nomination centres for Ordinary Member of Parliament candidates are as follows:
Region : EAST
District & Location :
Kailahun Mbelebu Section, Kailahun Town
Kenema 59 Wahman Abu Road, by SILTU, Kenema City
Kono 8 Gandi Fania Street, Koidu City

Region : North
District & Location :
Bombali Azzolini Highway, Makeni City
Koinadugu Main Makeni Road-One Mile, Kabala Town
Tonkolili 15 Boys School Road, Magburaka Town
Falaba Mongo Town

Region : North West
District & Location :
Port Loko 75 Lungi Road, Port Loko City
Kambia District Council Area, 11 Katimpe Road, Kambia Town
Karene Kamalo Highway, Kamakwie Town

Region : South
District & Location :
BO 79 Tikonko Road, Bo City
Bonthe 144 Bo Road, Mattru Jong, Bonthe Mainland 13/13A Claffin Lane, Bonthe Island
Moyamba 8 Kpangbavie Street, Moyamba Town
Pujehun 42 Gbondapi Road, Pujehun Town

Region : West
District & Location :
WEST Western Rural Chukuma Johnson Drive, Waterloo
Western Urban 39 Jenner Wright Road, Freetown
HQ OAU Drive, Tower Hill, Freetown

5. Eligible Sierra Leoneans may also contest as Independent candidates for Ordinary Members of Parliament Elections (but not for the office of Presidency).

Qualifications and Disqualifications

6. Qualifications and disqualifications for Presidential candidates are found in Sections 41, 75 and 76 of the Constitution of Sierra Leone, 1991 (Act No. 6 of 1991) and Sections 44, 45 and 46 of the Public Elections Act of 2012.

7. Qualifications and disqualifications for Ordinary Member of Parliament Candidates are found in Sections 75 and 76 of the Constitution of Sierra Leone, 1991 (Act No. 6 of 1991).

8. Pursuant to Statutory Instrument No. 13 of 2012, the candidates’s nomination fee for the Presidential Election is ONE HUNDRED MILLION LEONES (Le. 100,000,000.00) per candidate, payable to the National Returning Officer; and TEN MILLION LEONES (Le.10,000,000.00) for Parliamentary Election per candidate, payable to the District Returning Officer in the respective districts.

9. Other details for the Nominations of candidates and conduct of the election shall be published by the National Electoral Commission in due course, if omitted.

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