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We are ready for elections, there is no room for cheating - Liberia EC

We are ready for elections, there is no room for cheating - Liberia EC

Liberia

Liberia’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) says it is ready for Tuesday’s election and there will be no room for cheating because all results will be posted in each area.

The NEC Director of Communications Henry Boyd Flomo told Africanews that every one will have access to the results and by Wednesday, they will announce the provisional results.

“There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can’t cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted so that they can be able to see the results from each of the polling places within their area.

“So let’s follow it through and again, I am very sure by Wednesday before the end of day, we will announce the provisional results,” he said.

There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can't cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted.

Flomo said the distribution of materials to the hard-to-reach places from Monrovia were made possible with the help of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) who helped airlift the materials.

He said the electoral commission will give updates by 1500 GMT and called on the voters to remain peaceful and not to engage in violence or confrontations.

“We call on you to go out to vote. This is a civic responsibility that you have once in six years. So we call on you to turn out the only cards that will be accepted. The 2017 voter cards,” he advised.

Polls open between 0800 GMT and 1800 GMT on October 10. Over two million people are expected to vote at 5,390 voting centers and 2080 voting precincts in all the 15 counties.

The final results will be announced on October 25.

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