The Chief Electoral Commissioner, Christian Thorpe has announced that the exhibition of the provisional voters’ register (PVR) will take place on 21 – 25.
Explaining to journalists at the electoral commission’s headquarters last week, Dr Thorpe said the registers would be exhibited at the former registration centers where registrants were expected to confirm their details. They will find an exhibition staff at each centre whose role will be to assist registrants to ascertain that their names are on the PVR.
Registered voters are not only expected to confirm whether their names are on the register, but also to correct any mistakes that exist.
They can also “raise objections [to] any persons… ineligible for registration,” the NEC boss stated.
She stressed that only those with a voter registration ID card would be allowed to peruse the PVR and challenge the eligibility of people on the grounds that they are not Sierra Leonean or are under-aged.
The NEC Boss said that the onus of proof would be on the challenger and the hearings or enquiry would take place on the 26-27 May. Tat will be followed by the publication of the certified voter register which will be used on polling day on 11 August.