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Sierra Leone News: After 31 days … Freetown is 2nd highest in voter registration

front page 21The voter registration process clocked 31 days on the 19th April. So far data collected (71%) show that 2.9 million voters have been registered.
Western Area urban which covers the Capital Freetown and is arguably the most densely populated part of the country has topped the list of registered voters with 560,562 (100%) followed by Kenema with 265, 668 (83%), and Bonthe last with 90,367 (56%).
However in the bigger picture, which features the Provincial spread, the North continues to have the highest number of registered voters with 949,284 although only 56% of the stations have reported.
Western Area is second in the registration with 815,796 with 100% of the centers reporting.
So far the grand total has is 2,907, 109 with 71% centers captured as of 19th April, ten days remaining after two more weeks were added at the request of Parliament.
In an effort to get to increase their numbers three Districts, Bombali, Kailahun and Bo instituted lock down measures to get people to register and banned markets, transportation and any other activity.
School pupils18 years and over were threatened with school bans if they did not produce their registration slips.
BY Betty Milton
Friday  April 21, 2017.

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