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Local gov’t election is today

May 24, 2017, 12:13 PM

The Independent Electoral Commission will conduct by-election in three wards today, Wednesday.

As usual, polls open at the three wards: Old Jeshwang, Tallinding and Galleh, at 8am and close at 5pm.

“Latrikunda Upper Basic School will be used as the collation centre for Old Jeshwang and Tallinding wards,” the IEC said a statement issued yesterday.

“The Methodist Lower Basic School in Janjanbureh will be used for Galleh Ward.”

The by-election is necessitated by the resignation of the erstwhile councillors of the three wards who resigned to enable them contest in the recent National Assembly election.

The general, nationwide, local government election is scheduled for 12 April 2018, to complete the country’s full election cycle which began with the 2016 vote for the presidency.