Gambia Elections, 2021 – On December 4th Gambians headed to the polls for the 2021 Presidential Election. Unique to The Gambia, voting is done by dropping a marble into a barrel with a picture of the candidate on it.
It was the first elections since 2016 when former president,
Yahya Jammeh, after 22 years of dictatorship, lost the vote.
Gambia Elections, 2021 – at the polling stations, each person has their finger dipped in ink to show that they have voted, and given a marble with which to vote with. Image © Jason Florio
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Gambia Elections, 2021 – Gambians line up to vote, Mama Koto polling station, Bakau. Image © Jason Florio
Gambia Elections, 2021 – Gambians entering the polling station, lining up ready to vote, Mama Koto polling station, Bakau. Image ©Jason Florio
Gambia Elections, 2021 – Gambians line up ready to vote, Kotu Quarry polling station, Kotu. Image ©Jason Florio
Gambia Elections, 2021 – Election officials sealing the barrels, containing the marbles, after voting closed at 5pm, Mama Koto polling station, Bakau. Image © Jason Florio
Gambia Elections 2021 – Election officials using a tray to count the marbles – while observers and party representatives check for irregularities, Mama Koto polling station, Bakau. Image © Jason Florio
Gambia Elections, 2021 – Each candidates barrel, containing the voting marbles, lined up post-count. Image © Jason Florio
Gambia Elections, 2021: Opposition leader, Oussainou Darboe, calls for calm after declaring the Gambian presidential win by incumbent, Barrow, fraudulent. Image ©Jason Florio
Gambia Elections 2021 – still from video footage of UDP supporters gathering on Pipeline/Kairaba Avenue, outside opposition leader, Oussainou Darboe’s house after he announced the election results as being fraudulent ©Jason Florio, The Gambia
Gambia Elections, 2021 – A billboard, depicting opposition leader, Oussainou Darboe, UDP party, partially destroyed during celebrations for the (pre-final election count) incumbent, Adama Barrow. Image © Helen Jones-Florio
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Award-winning photographer, filmmaker, and writer, Jason Florio (floriophoto.com), and photographer, producer, videographer and writer, Helen Jones-Florio
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