A Sierra Leonean election official confirmed that the names of over 30,000 of voters for next year’s national elections were not captured.

The director of external relations in the Sierra Leone National Elections Commission (NEC) Albert Rogers made the disclosure on the country’s national broadcaster, the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation’s morning program on Thursday.

He maintained that “39,276 voters whose records exist and are complete, but these records can not be uploaded into their server.”

He however was quick to note that NEC continues to work on this issue and that these voters are “fully registered and will be able to vote in March 2018”.

He declared that the commission has completed the registration of voters for the national elections. He announced that the total number of voters in their system who are “eligible to vote for the 2018 elections is 3,178,663”.

He noted that if there are voters whose data “is not fully captured, NEC will go back to these areas to recapture the missing data and will be publicized in the affected areas”.

From August 22 to 28 , NEC opened over 300,000 registration centers nationwide for eligible voters to verify their information provided during the biometric voter registration. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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