Cape Mount County Goes To The Poll Today To Elect New Senator

Hundreds of Grand Cape Mount County residents at about now trooping to their respective polling centers to elect their preferred choice for the position of Senator in a senatorial by-election to elect a new senator to represent them in the legislature as a result of the death of Senator Edward Dagoseh.

Dagoseh died of cancer on the evening of June 1 upon arrival at the Kingdom Care Medical Center in Paynesville. He had suffered from the disease for a protracted period of time and previously sought medical treatment in India.

According to the National Elections Commission, seven candidates qualified to participate in the by-election, including two females and one independent candidate.

Matthew Darblo  of the Vision for Liberia Transformation         Male

Kula Fofana  of  the Coalition for Liberia’s Progress                   Female

Daoda Metzger an Independent candidate                                    Male

Simeon Taylor of the Alternative National Congress                    Male

Dabah Varplah of the  Unity Party                                                Female

Victor Watson  of the People’s Unification Party                         Male

Sando Wayne of the United People’s Party                                   Male

Political campaigning activities ended on Thursday, ahead of  today’s poll on Saturday.

NEC disclosed during a press conference on September 17 that it had received the ballot papers for the conduct of the Cape Mount’s by-election. According to the commission, it received 96,250 ballots from Ghana, including tactile ballots for voters who are visually impaired.

“The consignment also includes training ballots, folders, and record of the counts,” NEC revealed. “The ballots were received and taken to a secured location under the Liberia National Police’s protection.”

The commission said it had also launched a vigorous civic and voter’s education in the county prior to the arrival of the ballot papers.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.