Ahead of the midterm Senatorial Elections
scheduled for December 8, 2020, the National Elections Commission (NEC) has launched the 2017 voter roll review process with the involvement of stakeholders on Tuesday at its Headquarters in Sinkor.
According to the Chairperson Madam Davidetta Brown-Lansanah, the Legislature has in its Joint Resolution # 003/2020, set December 8, 2020 as the new date for the conduct of the elections as well as the Constitutional Referendum.
Madam Brown-Lansanah stated that with the new date, the commission has readjusted timeline of activities particularly the key dates which have been shared with political parties and other stakeholders.
She indicated that the Commission will carry out civic and voter education on the principles of the Voter Roll Update (VRU).She explained that some core objectives of the VRU are to ensure that Liberians who have reached the age of 18 and qualified under the laws of Liberia are captured on the roll.
“Also, Liberians who did not register in 2017 during the nationwide voter registration will have the chance to be captured on the roll” Chairperson Brown-Lansanah added.
According to her, for the purpose of the 2020 Special Senatorial Elections(SSE), the Commission will carry out a VRU as part of the key dates, the VRU, under the circumstance will last for two weeks which will begin from September 1 -15, 2020.
She disclosed that the VRU process will be mobile which means the Commission’s Team of Registrars will move in sequence from one Center to another, covering the 2080 registration Centers across the country.
“We have completed assessment of all 2080 precincts or voting centers throughout the country, this is a cardinal preparatory requirement to the entire election process” Chairperson Lansanah said.