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Cablegate: Embassy Plan to Monitor Sierra Leone National

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RR RUEHMA RUEHPA
DE RUEHFN #0471 2191329
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 071329Z AUG 07
FM AMEMBASSY FREETOWN
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1256
INFO RUEHZK/ECOWAS COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS FREETOWN 000471

SIPDIS

SIPDIS
SENSITIVE

DEPT FOR AF/W, INR/AA (BGRAVES)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PREL KDEM ASEC SL
SUBJECT: EMBASSY PLAN TO MONITOR SIERRA LEONE NATIONAL
ELECTIONS

1. (SBU) Sierra Leone will hold its Presidential and
Parliamentary elections on Saturday, August 11. Post has
devised the following plan to monitor voting centers in nine
of the 14 districts on election day. Seven monitoring teams,
comprised of one to three Direct Hire American Embassy staff
accompanied by Locally Engaged Staff (LES), will travel
upcountry to observe polling centers. Four teams will observe
voting centers locally in Freetown. The teams will record and
communicate their observations to Embassy personnel staffing
the operations center in the Embassy.

2. (SBU) Monitoring teams will visit voting centers in the
following areas:

Northern Province:

-- Bombali District: Makeni

-- Port Loko District: Port Loko, Masiaka, Lunsar, Songo

-- Tonkolili District: Mile 91

Southern Province:

-- Bo District: Bo

-- Moyamba District: Moyamba, Taiama

-- Pujehun District: Pujehun

Eastern Province:

-- Kailahun District: Kailahun

-- Kenema District: Kenema

-- Kono District: Koidu

Western Province:

-- Western Area District: Freetown, Waterloo, Hastings

3. (SBU) Contact Information for Embassy POCs:

Embassy Operations Center: Cellular Numbers
1) 011 232 76 673 175
2) 011 232 76 663 307

Embassy Operations Center: Landlines
1) 011 232 76 515 330
2) 011 232 76 515 331

RSO (Bryan Scruggs): 011 232 76 616 619

Duty Officer (FM Dirk Rettberg): 011 232 76 616 614

Pol/Econ Officer (Martin Dale): 011 232 76 616 609
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