The exhibition of the Provisional Voters Register (PVR) will start all over the country today.
This was disclosed by the Chief National Electoral Commissioner, Dr. Christiana Thorpe, who made this announcement two weeks ago in a Press Conference at their Wellington Industrial Estate office.
She stated that the exercise will be a week-long one and will end on Friday the 25th.
Dr Thorpe said that there will be one exhibition staff per centre and their main role will be to assist registrants to ascertain that their names are on the PVR.She explained that these registers will be exhibited at the former Registration centers where registrants are expected to visit and confirm their details.
“The exhibition period will therefore be the time not just to confirm, the details of the registrants, but also an opportunity for them to correct their details, which include names that might have been left out erroneously, or raise objections of any persons that were deemed ineligible for registration on the grounds that they are not Sierra Leonean or underage.” The NEC boss highlighted.
She warned “it must be noted that the inclusion process should not be used as an opportunity to register new voters”
Dr Thorpe revealed that all forms filled out by the registration staff went through NEC’s ultra modern scanners and the relevant details were captured to form the main details on the register and that the most important of these details is the unique voter ID number which is printed on 4 areas of the registration form, noting also that this important detail is recorded on the register and will be used to locate and confirm the registrants’ details accordingly.
She pointed out that only people with Voter registration ID card will be allowed to peruse the PVR and challenge the eligibility of people
The NEC Boss pointed out that the onus of proof is on the challenger and the hearings or enquiry will take place on the 26-27 May and afterwards there will be a certified PVR which would be used on polling day.