All is set for the Montserrado District #11
by-election today to fill the vacancy created following the death of Rep. Moses Saah Tandanpolie of the opposition Congress for Democratic Change on 16 March 2012 while on a legislative retreat in Bong County.
The election, which is in keeping with Article 37 of the 1986 Constitution of the country, is authorized in the event of death, registration and expulsion of an incumbent lawmaker.
The National Elections Commission says it registered 33,811 eligible voters in the district to vote for the eleven candidates in the race for the vacancy.
There is one candidate each for the Unity Party, National Patriotic Party, Liberty Party and CDC while there are seven independents, including the daughter of the late Rep. Tandanpollie, vying in the race.
NEC says it has accredited 29 international monitors and 236 local observers plus 410 pooling staff that will spread at 78 voting centers and 20 voting precincts across district #11 in Montserrado County.
It added that 70 police officers are deployed to provide security for the election, which will begin 8:00 am and close by 6:00 pm.
Announcement of the official results of the election is expected on Friday, 6 July 2012.