Sierra Leone's General Election

  • President is elected by absolute majority
  • A run-off is held if no candidate wins more than 55%
  • Nine candidates are running for president
  • Voters are also electing 112 members of parliament and 12 paramount chief members
  • 10 political parties are fielding parliamentary candidates
  • Citizens 18 years old and older are able to vote
  • 2.5 million voters are registered to vote