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Date:07 Mar 2018
Polls Close in a well conducted #SierraLeone #Elections

In total over three million people were expected to vote in Todays Elections. Reports from the National Election Watch on the set up and opening of Polling Stations indicated that only 11% of polling stations were opened late. 

Most polling stations were filled with voters in the morning from 12midnight till about noon with less voters showing up after mid-day. The elections according to reports from Observer missions indicated that most polling stations were properly located and voting went on peacefully.
Reports were made on some few malpractices that took place in some parts of the country as ballot papers were mixed up with that of other polling stations.
Apart from delays in the commencement in some polling stations which built up a little tension, one candidate Isata Amin Turay in Ward 211 Kambia District withdrew from the local council elections.
For the very first time in Sierra Leone, the visually impaired were able to cast their votes independently with the aid of the tactile ballot paper.
Polling stations have closed activities for the day and people have begun the countdown on who is next to lead Sierra Leone.
Results are expected within 10 days. If there is a runoff, it is expected two weeks after the declaration of the results. 


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