In a bid to FAST-TRACK the payment of polling staff across the country, ECSL in collaboration with UNDP have extended the period for the joint verification of polling staff in all 16 districts in Sierra Leone by five more days.

This was communicated in a public notice issued on Monday, 28th August, 2023. According to the notice, the exercise is extended to complete the verification of all polling staff who worked during the 24th June 2023 polls.

The verification exercise is to observe a break on Sunday 27th August 2023 and is to resume on Monday 28 August 2023 and end on Friday 1″ September 2023.

Polling staff who have not yet been verified are encouraged by the Commission to visit its District Offices for the extended verification exercise: Between Monday 28th August to Friday 1″ September 2023 starting at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m. daily.

The Commission noted that they will continue to receive incoming phone calls until Friday 8th September 2023. However, the 1″ of September 2023 will be official cut-off day for the physical verification.