Voting peaceful in Central Liberia


By Patrick Stephen Tokpah

Bong County-  Voting in the ongoing by-election is said to be peaceful n Central Liberia; Elections workers have said.

Voters in Electoral District#2 Bong County are currently in queue casting their ballot for those they think can properly represent them at the National Legislature in Liberia.

Long queue at the various polling places in District#2 suggest a high turn out as citizens vote for their candidates.

The District#2 by-elections was created as the result of the election of Representative Prince K. Moye in the 2020 special Senatorial Elections as Senator of Bong County.

According to report, there are 22 precincts and 70 polling places in Electoral District#2 with a total number of thirty thousand and  forty-two voters.

With 12 candidates vying for the Representative seat of the District.

Many of the voters whom  I  spoke with at the Nathaniel V. Massaquoi High School polling place, J F Clark elementary school polling center and Lelekpayea School polling place in the District have described the process peacefully.

According to the voters, the Bong County Upper Magistrate through the  National Election Commission of Liberia made the process very easy for them, because of the placement of FRR at various polling places before the day of Election in the County.

Polling places opened at 8: 00 on November 16, 2021 morning in the County.

Speaking in an interview with Journalists a day before the election, the National Election Commission Upper Bong Magistrate, Daniel Newland said they have  deployed their workers at the 22 precincts and 70 polling places in Electoral District#2 in the County.

The Bong County Upper Magistrate said they are on course when it comes to conducting free, fair and transparent by-election in the County and the Country at large.

According to Mr. Newland, the National Election Commission recruited three hundred and fifty Election workers and 22 Election Supervisors for the by-election in the County.

He revealed that every precinct has a supervisor, noting that unlike in the past where one supervisor was controlling three precincts in the County.

Additionally, Mr. Newland said with the cooperation of the Liberia National Police through the Superintendent of Police, Fasu Sirleaf they have  a Police personnel at the various polling places in the District.

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