Sierra Leone Shares BVR Experience With Liberia

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A two-man technical delegation from the Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone (ECSL) is in Liberia to share experience with the National Elections Commission (NEC) and provide technical support on the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) system.

   NEC, through Chairperson Davidetta Browne Lansanah, requested the assistance from the Chairman of ECSL, under the Economic Commission of Network of Elections Commissions of West Africa (ECONEC) Information Sharing Agreement, in preparation for the roll out of the 2023 BVR exercise on March 20.

   According to a NEC statement, Jusufu Henry Swaray, Director of Data Management and Voters Roll of ECSL, the delegation will mainly be engaged with the Data Center and will be sharing templates and other information useful for the smooth implementation of the NEC BVR system. 

   Swaray said ECSL is glad to support Liberia’s migration from Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) to BVR which, he noted, is a more globally accepted and modern electoral system. 

   The NEC statement, issued on Tuesday, said the delegation, which will be in Liberia for five days, also includes Aiah Quiwa, Assistant Director for Administration of ECSL.

   The Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone has successfully used the Biometric Voter Registration in the2012, 2018 and 2022 elections.

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