Lower voter turnout in runoff compared to October 10 polls

FARBRIC Radio has observed low voter turnout across the country during Tuesday’s runoff elections.

FARBRIC Radio reporters and correspondents nationwide also observed that Voting generally started on time at almost all polling centers across the country.

Football legend, George Weah and Vice President, Joseph Boakai are vying to succeed Liberia and Africa first democratically elected female president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Some eligible voters who spoke to FARBRIC Radio at polling places attributed the poor turnout to voter trucking and the festive season.

The eligible voters said during the October 10 polls, there were huge turnouts because large number of voters were trucked by representative candidates different parts of the country and didn’t return to vote in the runoff.

Some also said the festive season took Liberians different parts of the country for business and other transactions and could not vote where they were.

Poor turnout cannot affect the process and Tuesday’s election result is expected to lead to the first smooth transfer of power in 73 years.

FARBRIC Radio reporters and correspondents said the process has been peaceful so far and that Liberians are anxiously awaiting NEC’s announcement of official poll results.

By: Preston Gayflor

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