Presidential & Parliamentary elections 2007

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The timing of elections

The Constitution of Sierra Leone (1991) protects the freedoms of every Sierra Leonean by putting a time limit on the powers of the people we elect.

The Constitution says that you should be able to vote for a new President and a new Member of Parliament every 5 years. Because the last elections were in 2002, that means there have to be elections in 2007.

Why are elections happening during the rains?

The Constitution is very specific about when Parliamentary elections should take place. In 2007 they must happen between June and September when it is raining. Although it would be legal for Presidential elections to happen on another day, this would also have to be during the rainy season. In addition to this, it isn’t practically possible for Sierra Leone to have 2 elections on 2 different days.

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Register to vote from 26 February to 18 March