NEC Begins Final Printing of Ballot Papers for October Elections

first_imgSample of the presidential ballot for the 2017 electionsThe Daily Observer has reliably learned that the final printing of ballot papers for the October 10 presidential and legislative elections is expected to begin today, Monday, August 28, since the verification of the layout of the ballot papers ended on Saturday, August 26. Twenty (20) political parties are participating in the presidential elections.It is assumed that the National Elections Commission (NEC) will print 2,026,426 ballot papers to match the number of registered voters captured during the voter registration process. Party representatives were able to review and verify ballot papers which contained their logos and the names of their standard and vice standard bearers.The party representatives actively studied the alphabetical arrangement of the standard bearers of the various parties on the ballot papers, which started with “B” and end with “W.” The NEC has, meanwhile, neither revealed which company is printing the paper nor where they are being printed.Up to Sunday, August 27, there were no protests from any political party about the layout and alphabetical arrangement of their standard bearers.Still Room for DisqualificationIt may be recalled that NEC chairman Jerome George Korkoya announced that although Liberians contesting both the legislative and presidential elections may see their names on the list of approved candidates, it is also still possible that any of them can be disqualified when acts inconsistent with elections laws and the Code of Conduct are discovered.“We indicated that any candidate on the final list could be removed if the final disposition of a case in which he or she is involved so warranted, and the Board of Commissioners (BOC) has the authority to make the decision,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

LADIES GAA: DONEGAL OUT-CLASSED BY CORK IN ALL-IRELAND QUARTER-FINAL

first_imgDONEGAL LADIES GAACork 8-27 Donegal 0-02DONEGAL Ladies were out-classed in the Football All-Ireland Senior Championship quarter-final at Dr Hyde Park in Roscommon today, losing by 49 points.The Donegal side were without the McLaughlin sisters due to a family wedding, but even had they played it would be hard to see how they could have beaten what is the best side in Ireland. All-Ireland champions Cork raced ahead from as early as the first minute when Nollaig Cleary scored a goal.Donegal’s Roisín Friel responded with a point, but Ciara O’Sullivan went up the other end and scored another goal.Kate Kearney added a second point for Donegal but Cork were simply too good and went in 3-13 to 0-2 at half-time.But if the first half was bad, the second was worse as Ní Bhuacha, Mulcahy and O’Sullivan scored goal with Cleary hitting her third. Donegal Ladies failed to score in the second period, so it’s back to the drawing board for the girls.Scorers for Cork: N Cleary 3-4, V Mulcahy 2-6 (1-0 penalty, 0-2f), D O’Sullivan 1-4, R Ní Bhuachalla 1-3, C O’Sullivan 1-2, L MacMahon, J Murphy (0-2f) 0-3 each, G O’Flynn, O Farmer 0-1 each.Scorers for Donegal: K Kearney, R Friel 0-1 each.CORK: E Harte; AM Walsh, B Stack, D O’Reilly; B Corkery, R Buckley, G O’Flynn; J Murphy, N Kelly; A Walsh, C O’Sullivan, L MacMahon; N Cleary, V Mulcahy, G Kearney.Subs: O Farmer for A Walsh, R Ní Bhuachalla for Kearney (both half-time), A Barrett for Corkery (37), D O’Sullivan for Murphy (40). DONEGAL: N Mailey; O Carr, K Wilson, T Khan; T McCafferty, G Houston, A Watters; E Gallagher, A McDonnell; K Kearney, K Guthrie, R Friel; R Curran, CD Shovlin, K Feeney.Subs: A McDonnell for Khan (18), R Boyle for Curran (43), O Furlong for Feeney (47), B McGinty for Houston (51).Referee: G Corrigan (Down).LADIES GAA: DONEGAL OUT-CLASSED BY CORK IN ALL-IRELAND QUARTER-FINAL was last modified: August 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more