Monday, November 19, 2012

Sierra Leone elections: Tallying process...

On Monday 19th November 2012, the Chief Electoral Commissioner and National Returning Officer made an on the spot visit to Regional Tally Centers in Bo, Kenema and Makeni to monitor ongoing tallying of elections results by courtesy of UNIPSIL.Since the commencement of the result tallying process on the night of Saturday 17th November 2012, the exercise has been conducted on a 24 hour basis by three sets of data center staff on three shifts of eight hours each. Political Parties, National Elections Watch (NEW), other national and international observers that were accredited are observing the process.

Out of a total of 9,493 polling stations 7,175 polling station results (75%) are now being processed.

Eastern Region
The Eastern Region has a total of 1,985 polling stations. Results for 1,511 have been received and are now being processed.

Northern Region
The Northern Region has a total of   3,302 polling stations. Results for 2,055 stations are now being processed.

Southern Region
The Southern Region has a total of 1,908 polling stations Results for 1,402 polling stations are now being processed.

Western Region 
Out of a total of  2,298 polling stations, results for  2,207  are now being processed.
Two Political Parties, All Peoples Congress and Sierra Leone Peoples Party agents have been in attendance to observe the tallying process.

Based on the progress of receipt and tallying of elections results in all regional tally centers, official declaration of elections results will commence within the next few days.

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