The Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone (ECSL) issued a notice today, updating the public on the ongoing payment process for ad-hoc polling personnel who served during the elections held on June 24, 2023.

As of the latest update, ECSL has already distributed a substantial number of e-vouchers for payment to these personnel. A total of 39,251 e-vouchers have been issued to eligible ad-hoc polling staff, enabling them to claim their due compensation.

In the next 48 hours, an additional 6,925 personnel will receive their e-vouchers, bringing them closer to their long-awaited payment. ECSL also assured that the remaining verified staff will receive their e-vouchers in the coming days, signifying substantial progress in this payment endeavor.

Transparency has been a guiding principle throughout this process, as ECSL rigorously adhered to stringent rules to ensure the effective verification and payment of all eligible polling staff. This commitment to transparency aims to safeguard the integrity of the election process and the compensation for those who played crucial roles.

It’s important to note that eligible personnel can still claim their payments at any Rokel Commercial Bank branch until December 31, 2023, which marks the expiration date for all SIM Korpor e-vouchers.

For those who have received an SMS containing their individual SIM Korpor e-voucher code, ECSL encourages them to bring along a valid government-issued ID, such as a national identity card, voter ID card, driver’s license, passport, or similar documents used during the verification process. This will facilitate the smooth claiming of their payments.

ECSL also took this opportunity to express their deep appreciation for the service, cooperation, and patience of all polling personnel who contributed to the electoral process. Their dedication has been crucial in ensuring the success of the elections.

As ECSL continues to make progress in disbursing payments to ad-hoc polling personnel, the organization remains committed to ensuring that those who played a vital role in the democratic process receive their well-deserved compensation.