In the Port Loko District, the verification process for the Electoral Commission for Sierra Leone (ECSL) ad-hoc polling staff began today, Monday, August 21, 2023, at the District office.

Sharing his experience, Mohamed M. Turay, one of the staff members who served as a Ballot Paper Issuer (BPI) at center number 10050, stated, “One must obtain a contract form from the Ward coordinator, which is then presented to the District Election Manager (DEM) and the assistant. They will request your ID card to verify the information, following which you will be asked if you wish to update your phone number.”

He added that the contract form, phone number, and the position held by each staff member are the required details during verification.

Similarly, Bala Sesay and Aminata, who were also part of the verification process, explained the procedure. They urged their fellow staff members to remain patient, expressing optimism about the process.

Lastly, they appealed to the ECSL to expedite payment, as delays have become excessive.