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NEC Liberia Presidential & Legislative Election

** The National Elections Commission on the eve of Voter Registration kick off held a Press Conference on Tuesday January31, 2017 at its headquarters to keep the public informed about the Voter Registration process.

Related : National Elections Commission Liberia Check Voter’s Information :

** Voter Registration is the process by which the eligibility of individuals to vote in an election is established. The last time we conducted voter registration was in 2011.In 2014 we conducted update on the voter roll. The voter roll created in 2011 is no longer valid because it cannot be relied upon for accounting and planning purposes.

** Since those registrations, some of the registered voters have died while others have traveled. As such, the voter roll no longer offers realistic basis for conducting critical elections like those we are about to conduct.

Preparation for 2017 VR Exercise

** To conduct a new voter registration, the NEC had to procure voter registration materials; majority of which was procured overseas. Most of the materials including cameras, solar panels, and forms are in country and have been delivered to the various NEC warehouses in the counties for onward deployment to registration centers. The last batch of the OMR forms is expected in country shortly.

** We are confident that the materials in country are sufficient to start the process while we await the arrival of the remaining forms. We guarantee that this will in no way hamper the process.

Important Dates

Voter Registration Period : February 01st, 2017 – March 07th 2017
Issuing Writ of Elections : May 09th, 2017
CVE For Exhibition : May 18th, 2017 – June 17th 2017

Exhibition of Provisional Registration Roll : June 12th, 2017 – June 17th 2017
Objections and Appeals on Exhibition held & Determined : June 12th, 2017 – June 28th 2017
Candidate Nomination : June 19th, 2017 – July 11th 2017

Objections & Appeals on Nomination held & Determined : July 02nd, 2017 – August 09th 2017
Preliminary List of Candidates Published : July 14th, 2017
Release of Final Voter Registration Figures : July 15th, 2017

Replacement of Lost & Damaged VR Cards : July 17th, 2017 – July 22nd 2017
Final List of Candidates Published : July 31st, 2017
Presidential&Representative Campaign Period : July 31st, 2017 – October 08th 2017

Accreditation of Party Agents, Media & Observers for Elections : August 05th, 2017 – October 05th 2017
Launch of CVE for 2017 Elections : August 11th, 2017
Candidates Debate Period : August 15th, 2017 – September 30th 2017

Election Day : October 10th, 2017
Announcement of Final Results of Election : October 25th, 2017

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