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NEC Sierra Leone : Local Council Election 7th March 2018

Organisation : National Electoral Commission
Facility : Local Council Election
Election Date : 7th March 2018
Country : Sierra Leone
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NECSL Local Council Election

Nomination Of Mayoral, District Chairperson And Councillor Candidates for the Conduct Of Local Council Elections On March 7th, 2018.

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

1. In exercise of the powers confered on it by Section 33 of the Constitution of Sierra Leone, 1991 ( Act No. 6 of 1991); and pursuant to provisions of Sections 103, 104,105,69 and 70 of the Public Elections Act, 2012 (Act No. 4 of 2012) and Section 10 of the Local Government Act 2004 (Act No. 1 of 2004 ), the National Electoral Commission (NEC) makes the following proclamation:

2. Wednesday, 3rd to Sunday, 14th January, 2018 is hereby declared as the period for nominations of Candidates for the conduct of Local Council Elections.

3. 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, (Act No. 4 of 2012) is Thursday 28″ December, 2017.

4. Eligible Sierra Leoneans may also contest as Independent candidates for the Local Council Elections.

Nomination Centres

5. The nomination centres for Local Council Election 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 :
Western Rural Chukuma Johnson Drive, Waterloo
Western Urban 39 Jenner Wright Road, Freetown
HQ OAU Drive, Tower Hill, Freetown

6. In accordance with Statutory Instrument No. 13 of 2012, the candidates nomination fees for the said Local Council Elections is FIVE MILLION LEONES (Le5,000,000.00) for Mayor and District Chairperson; and ONE MILLION LEONES ONLY ( Le. 1,000,000.00) for Councillor, payable to the District Returning Officers in the respective districts.

7. Qualifications and disqualifications of Members of Local Councils are found in Section 6 of the aforementioned Local Government Act, 2004 (Act No. 1 of 2004).

8. Other details for the nomination and conduct of the said elections shall be published by the National Electoral Commission in due course.

Voter Registration Steps

At the Registration Centre :
** Registrant joins the queue
** Registrant enters the Registration Centre and is directed to the desk of the Registration Officer
** Registration Officer takes details of the Registrant to complete the Civil and Voter Registration Application Form 01. Form must be complete, accurate and legible
** Registrant is directed to the desk of the Assistant Registration Officer 1 (Data Entry Operator)
** Assistant Registration Officer 1 enters the data from the CVR form of Registrant into the VIU 820 biometric registration device
** Photo of Registrant is taken and saved in the biometric registration device
** The two thumbs and eight fingers (if available) of the Registrant are captured into the device
** Assistant Registration Officer 1 confirms that appropriate details have been entered and saved
** ARO 1 issues the registrant an automated printed receipt
** Registrant is directed to desk of the ARO 2 where his/her details, as contained in the two receipts, are entered into the Registration Journal
** ARO 2 issues two registration receipts to registrant and provides registration education on the next steps: Exhibition and Issuance of ID Cards
** Registrant exits the Centre

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