The National Elections Commission (NEC), as part of a regulation to safeguard the electoral process, informed Liberians that no one was allowed to take photos of their ballot papers after voting.
The NEC said they trained temporary workers of the institution to ensure that those who enter will not violate said regulation.
A few hours into the voting process in Liberia, a voter placed his marked ballot papers against his voter card and made a post on social media.
The post has started making the rounds on social media and has 272 comments and 196 reactions.
As of the time of this publication, it has been reported by DECH Media on the Fries FM blog. The votes on marked papers are in favor of Mr. George M. Weah and Senator Saah Joseph of Montserrado County.
While the other post was trending, another post was made by different social media users who claimed that they were in the lead.
His post said, “ We’re already taking the lead ✅✅✅ Congratulations Cummings✅✅##4.”
Another post said, “ I am finished with my people” and in that post, the poster voted for Boakai.
These social media posts are all violations of the election regulations.
The NEC had said that cellphones were unallowed in cubicles but said rule has been broken by many already.