Flawed voters’ Roll Blamed on Printing Company

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The National Elections Commission (NEC) says in adherence to the Supreme Court’s mandate, the Commission with technical support from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has cleaned up the Final voters Registration Roll (FRR), identified 488 extra duplicated numbers that were shared with different profiles.

NEC Chairman Cllr. Jerome Korkoya told news conference Wednesday in Monrovia, with the consent of the Coalition for Democratic Change and the ruling Unity Party, ECOWAS’s task team removed duplicated series numbers and reassigned new Identification cards to affected voters.

Printing errors from the printing company hired for the job caused the duplication, he said.
“That means, the company printed one number twice or thrice, and these numbers were been taken on the field and among different voters, different profiles ,” Korkoya said.

“Technical team developed a special map on those voter’s ID cards that were developed to ensure that the original numbers that were shared will be replaced by these new numbers during elections day when any of these voters appear.”

According to Chairman Korkoya there will be an indicator installed by the technician if anyone of the numbers replaced enter to vote, it will triggers and them their original cards will be retrieved, replaced and will be given new ID to be allowed to vote.

In such case we will be satisfying the Supreme Court mandate of removing repeated numbers from the FRR and at the same time allowing these voters to exercise their franchise,” Korkoya said.
By Alex Yomah