“This election is the first time that real attention has been paid to inclusive participation. In the past it has just been lip service.”
This was inside the media situation room on 7 March 2018, when millions of Sierra Leoneans went to the polls to cast their ballot in Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Council elections.
The project enabled thousands to exercise their franchise on March 7, at locations where access was judged to be most difficult.
The United Nations Development Programme provided technical support to the setting up and functioning of the Women’s Situation Room in Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone votes in Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Council Elections.
Ballot papers arrived under the noonday sun, as Sierra Leoneans set to go to the polls.
On election day, for the first time ever, tactile ballot guides will be used throughout Sierra Leone and will be found in every polling station nationwide.

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