MONROVIA, Montserrado – Citizens in Grand Cape Mount will vote tomorrow in a senatorial by-election to elect a new senator to represent them in the legislature. That new seat became available after 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 Vision for Liberia Transformation Male
- Kula Fofana Coalition for Liberia’s Progress Female
- Daoda Metzger Independent Male
- Simeon Taylor Alternative National Congress Male
- Dabah Varplah Unity Party Female
- Victor Watson People’s Unification Party Male
- Sando Wayne United People’s Party Male
Political campaigning activities ended on Thursday, ahead of the 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.
Featured photo by Aaron Nah