The Chief Electoral Commissioner of the Electoral Commission for Sierra Leone (ECSL), Mohamed Konneh has revealed that over 250 Muslim pilgrims will cast their ballots on Thursday 15 June.

“253 are eligible to vote and more will be approved later in the afternoon,” Konneh said on Wednesday morning at the ECSL’s Warehouse at Wellington in Freetown.

The Commission earlier, in a press release indicated Muslim pilgrims will have the chance to vote before leaving for pilgrimage to Mecca over the weekend.

“The Election will be conducted for pilgrims who are Registered Voters and will be travelling to the Holy Land of Mecca on religious pilgrimage to exercise their franchise before the departure,”

The pilgrims will have the chance to vote at centres they did their registration.

According to the Commission, voting will take place at one centre in each district.

Pilgrims that registered in Freetown will cast their ballot at Ronsabs Preparatory School on Spur Road while Waterloo pilgrims will vote at REC Primary School.

The ECSL said that the early ballots will be counted together with 24 June ballots “at the last polling stations designated”.