The March 25, 2018 Senatorial Elections began as early as 8:00 am this Palm Sunday nationwide. In the Mfoundi Division, the two polling stations were at the Government Bilingual School Bastos in Yaounde.
Voting material and adequate security had been put in place before the start of the process.
Municipal councillors from the seven sub divisions went through the security scanner before proceeding with identification.
ELECAM officials directed the voters to the A or B polling station. They eventually queued up and cast their vote, then signed out a stipend of 5000 FCFA in accordance with the law.
Elections Cameroon officials ensured the authenticity of each voter and the process is closely watched by national election observers and the Catholic Church.
The Director General of Elections at ELECAM, Abdoulaye Babale, visits the different polling stations in the Centre Region to assess the conduct of the exercise at 11:00 am.
After his visit at the Yaounde polling station, he identified four aspects to salute;
– Better organisation
– Stakeholders engagement
– The Municipal Councillors’ commitment
– Voting officials’ devotion
Abdoulaye Babale hailed the security disposition and the discipline witnessed during the process. The Governor of the Centre Region, Naseri Paul Bea also visited the stations and was satisfied with the conduct of the elections.
Polling stations close at 6:00pm and votes counted in the presence of Presidents of polling stations and members .
The official results of the senatorial election is expected to be announced by the Constitutional Council.