General elections were held in Sierra Leone on 14 May 2002 to elect a president and parliament. Both votes were won by the Sierra Leone People's Party, whose leader, Ahmed Tejan Kabbah, was re-elected as President. 2,342,547 voters were registered for the election.
The United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone was authorised, under Security Council Resolution 1389 (2002), to assist in the electoral process.
Incumbent president Kabbah won more than 70% of the votes in the first round, meaning that a second round of voting was not required.
|Ahmad Tejan Kabbah
||Sierra Leone People's Party
|Ernest Bai Koroma
||All People's Congress
|Johnny Paul Koroma
||Peace and Liberation Party
|Alimamy Pallo Bangura
||Revolutionary United Front Party
||United National People's Party
||Grand Alliance Party
||Movement for Progress
|Raymond Bamidele Thompson
||Citizens United for Peace and Progress
|Andrew Duramani Turay
||Young People's Party
|Source: African Elections database
The SLPP won with almost 70% of the vote, taking 83 of the 112 seats in parliament. The All People's Congress became the main opposition party, replacing the United National People's Party.