Biometric Voter Registration Fraud reported in Sierra Leone

June 20, 2012 - 

The National Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone has announced that 794 people were caught engaging in registration fraud during a biometric registration exercise in March, as reported by Sierra Express Media.

Madam Christiana Thorpe, Chairperson of National Electoral Commission, disclosed that the most number of fraud cases were those of the northern regions including districts of Koinadugu and Bombali having the highest record, with 96 and 80 cases.

The cases of which were found to have been due to technical voter duplication totalling 9,096 while cases of possible fraudulent act summed to 9,890.

According to Dr. Thorpe, the 794 duplicate cases will be addressed.
It was also disclosed during the press conference that the National Electoral Commission has recruited 394 Inquiring Officers and 8,994 Exhibition Officers and that the distribution of voter ID cards will start on July 9 through July 16 next month.

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