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Southern Sudanese Diaspora Vote in January 2011 Referendum
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Southern Sudanese Diaspora Vote in January 2011 Referendum

Southern Sudanese Diaspora to Cast Final Vote to Confirm The Unity Of Sudan or Vote for The Secession of Southern Sudan in January 2011 Referendum in United States


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On January 9, 2011 many Southern Sudanese in the US braved harsh weather conditions and travelled hundreds of miles to polling centers, and voted for their choice. International and domestic observers, members of the US Newsmedia and Foreign Press were on site to document the well-attended first day of voting and the South Sudan Referendum Commission (SSRC) US Out of Country Voting (OCV) process. 

USA SSRC representative, Benaiah Duku says, "The first day and consecutive days of voting have been a tremendous success. We are anticipating similar success for the last day of voting."

The South Sudan Referendum OCV is being organized by the SSRC, with assistance in eight Diaspora countries from the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

 US Preliminary voting figures will be announced by SSRC US representative Benaiah Duku.

 Voting centers will open January 15, 2011 from 9:00am until 6:00pm in the following locations:

 -         Boston (61 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02474)

-          Chicago (3245 N Ashland Avenue, #1, Chicago, IL 60657)

-          Dallas (10440 Markison Rd. Dallas, TX 75238)

-          Nashville (535 4th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37210)

-          Omaha (St. Richard's Rectory, 4320 Fort Street, Omaha, NE 68111)

-          Phoenix (St. James Roman Catholic Parish, 19640 N. 35th Avenue, Glendale, AZ  85308)

-          Seattle (608 Maynard Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98104)

-          WashingtonDC (216 Peyton StreetAlexandria, VA 22314)

Only Southern Sudanese registered voters are eligible to vote. They must vote where they registered.

For general information, e-mail: or call 866-898-0119. To request observer accreditation, visit:

Media Inquiries and Accreditation:


Ivy K Pendleton, Public Information Officer USA


International Organization for Migration


South Sudan Referendum Out of Country Voting


(202) 340-0783, Email:

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