The counting of ballot papers is still ongoing at various polling places and precincts in Liberia, hours after polls came to a close at 6:00 p.m. on October 10, 2023.

The multi-tier general elections would see citizens vote for a President, Senators and Members of the House of Representatives, in a process that has been widely reported to have recorded large voter turnout.

“Every Liberian citizen not less than 18 years of age, shall have the right to be registered as a voter and to vote in public elections,” the 1986 Liberian Constitution states.

National Elections Commission of Liberia

More than 2.4 million registered voters were expected to cast their ballot across 2,080 voting precincts and 5,890 polling places, according to data from the National Elections Commission, Liberia.

The National Elections Commission is expected to update the public with official results and their management of the election at 4:30 p.m. today, October 11, 2023, during a press briefing.

A screenshot of a post by the NEC about the upcoming press briefing

Meanwhile, FactSpace West Africa as part of its social media monitoring of the elections has observed the spreading of some misinformation about the process and its outcome, which we have duly verified and published our findings.


Claim 1: Joseph N. Boakai has been declared president-elect of Liberia

Source: Facebook user

Verdict: FALSE (Read full report)


Claim 2:CDC officer arrested for possessing multiple Voter ID cards

Source: Facebook user

Verdict: PARTLY TRUE (Read full report)


Claim 3: Secret balloting at PLP Headquarters

Source: Facebook user

Verdict: FALSE (Read full report)


So far, no official results have been released by the National Elections Commission, Liberia, as citizens anxiously wait for the results that will determine who becomes their next President and representatives.


By: Gifty Tracy Aminu