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Election 2020: Results will be announced 24 hours after elections

According to the Electoral Commission (EC), the election results will be announced 24 hours after the elections.

Speaking at an interaction with the Council of State on Friday, November 20, 2020, Chairperson of the EC, Jean Mensa announced the Commission has introduced some methods which will ease the declaration of the election 2020 results.

“We are promoting some efficiency into the system. We have worked with our numbers and we have a duration within which the results should be transmitted.”

“We are expecting that by the next day, we should be able to declare the results. We do not intend to go beyond 24 hours.”

”And we are confident that God being our helper, because of the efficiency we have introduced into the processes, we should be able to declare results within 24 hours.” She said.

Giving details on the methods taken by the Commission to ensure that results are put together on time, the EC Chairperson says her outfit has granted special time frames for both polling stations and collation centres to gather the results.

“At the polling station level, we have given the polling centres an hour and a half to be able to send the results to the collation centre.”

“At the constituency collation centres as well, we have provided them with three hours within which they will collate the results accurately and send the results to the regions.”

”We are confident that we should have all the results before midnight and we are confident that come December 8 we should be able to declare the results.”

The EC ended saying it will deliver a successful, credible, and fair elections on December 7.

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