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.