21 May 2012

Liberia: NEC Launches Civic Education Exercise in Mont. District#10

The Acting Chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC) has implored electorates of Montserrado County District#11 for massively participating in the forthcoming Representative by-election in the District. Mr. Jonathan Weedor said this is important to ensure that whoever is elected Representative of the District is a choice of the people.

Mr. Weedor made the call at the launch of the Civic and Voters Education (CVE) campaign of the Representative by-election held Saturday, in the Bardnersville Estate, outside Monrovia.

He said the by-election is a result of a letter written to the commission by the Speaker of the House Representative, Alex Tyler, informing the commission of the vacancy in the House created by the death of Representative Moses Tandapolie.

The letter was in consonance with Article 37 of the Liberian Constitution (organic law).

The acting NEC boss said the by-election in the District is scheduled to take place on July 3, 2012.

There are 33,811 registered voters in the District. The district has 78 polling places and 20 voting precincts.

The launch of the CVE campaign in the District is important to sensitize electorate in the district about the electoral process.

The NEC in collaboration with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has deployed 26 town criers and civic educators in the district.

Two cultural troupes and eight gender monitors are also complimenting the efforts of the CVE staff.

Meanwhile, the NEC says it will begin the process of replacing lost or damaged Voters Registration Cards from the 23rd of May to the 3rd of June this year.

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