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Liberia’s Presidential ballot papers printed in Ghana

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Ballot papers printed in Ghana for the upcoming general elections in Liberia have arrived in that country, according to Liberia’s National Elections Commission (NEC).

The ballot papers are allotted for the presidential, senatorial and representative elections scheduled for October 11, 2011.

According to Liberia’s Heritage news publication September 20, 2011, James Fromayan, Chairman of the NEC who made the announcement at the Commission’s headquarters said the ballot papers for the presidential and senatorial elections were printed in Ghana while ballot papers for the representative election were printed in South Africa.

It is however not known which company in Ghana printed the papers.

Mr Froyman told news reporters that the total number of ballot papers were 7.5million. He said sets of 2.5 million each have been allotted for the presidential, senatorial and representative elections respectively.

He said competitive bidding for the printing of the ballot papers was done in Denmark, according to the publication.

The ballot papers, the NEC boss disclosed are in secure storage with the Liberia National Police (LNP) until preparations are finalized to have them deployed to the 4,457 polling places spread across the 1,780 polling precincts.

Former world best footballer George Oppong Weah’s party, the Congress for Democratic Change(CDC) will be be contesting in the elections.

By Ekow Quandzie

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  1. I don’t have much to say. For heaven sake let the Liberian people speak for themselves. We just want clean and fair election. Let us as Liberians make the within africa . We dont any cheating in this election, let God do his work by chosing who he wants to the president of our great country, Liberia.