Sierra Leone votes today Saturday 31st March, 2018 in a runoff presidential contest between the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) Presidential Candidate, Rt. Brig. Julius Maada Bio and the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) party Presidential Candidate, Dr. Samura Kamara.

Electoral commission says all is set. Police say everything is under control. Religious leaders pray for a peaceful poll.

Citizens call for a credible ballot.

If the country pulls it off it will be the first time in its history that a third consecutive democratic transition will have happened.

The elections are now underway across the country, Sierraloaded reporters are bringing you live updates from the field. Follow our live updates on the elections HERE.

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