Cape Mount Votes in Senatorial By-election Tomorrow

MONROVIA, Montserrado – Citizens in Grand Cape Mount will vote tomorrow in a senatorial by-election to elect a new senator to represent them in the legislature. That new seat became available after the death of Senator Edward Dagoseh.

Dagoseh died of cancer on the evening of June 1 upon arrival at the Kingdom Care Medical Center in Paynesville. He had suffered from the disease for a protracted period of time and previously sought medical treatment in India.

According to the National Elections Commission, seven candidates qualified to participate in the by-election, including two females and one independent candidate.

  1. Matthew Darblo Vision for Liberia Transformation         Male
  2. Kula Fofana Coalition for Liberia’s Progress                      Female
  3. Daoda Metzger Independent                                                  Male
  4. Simeon Taylor Alternative National Congress                    Male
  5. Dabah Varplah Unity Party                                                     Female
  6. Victor Watson People’s Unification Party                            Male
  7. Sando Wayne United People’s Party                                     Male

Political campaigning activities ended on Thursday, ahead of the poll on Saturday.

NEC disclosed during a press conference on September 17 that it had received the ballot papers for the conduct of the Cape Mount’s by-election. According to the commission, it received 96,250 ballots from Ghana, including tactile ballots for voters who are visually impaired.

“The consignment also includes training ballots, folders, and record of the counts,” NEC revealed. “The ballots were received and taken to a secured location under the Liberia National Police’s protection.”

The commission said it had also launched a vigorous civic and voter’s education in the county prior to the arrival of the ballot papers.

Featured photo by Aaron Nah

Gbatemah Senah

Gbatemah is a graduate of the University of Liberia and a recipient of the Jonathan P. Hicks Scholarship for Mass Communications. In 2017, Senah won three Press Union of Liberia awards: Women's Rights Reporter of the Year, Legislative Reporter of the Year, and Land Rights Reporter of the Year. In 2018, he was also recognized as the Land Rights Reporter of the Year.

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