The NEWS (Monrovia)

14 December 2012

Liberia: NEC Takes Civic Education to the People

As part of its routine Civic and Voter Education (CVES) intervention initiatives in the post electoral cycle, the National Elections Commission (NEC) will conduct a two-day regional consultation in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, from December 14 to 15, 2012.

The consultation is being rolled out with assistance from the International Foundation Electoral Systems (IFES).

Held under the theme, "Regional Consultation on NEC CVE Six Years Implementation Strategy", it will bring together participants from Montserrado, Grand Cape Mount, Gbarpolu and Bomi Counties respectively. Participants will include civil society organizations, the local leadership structure and traditional leaders.

According to a NEC release, topics to be discussed during the consultation are: "Strategic Direction" "Six-Year Roadmap", "Strategic Planning Process" and CVE Delivery Methodology."

Results emanating from the consultation will be included in the six-year Civic Voter Education Implementation Strategy that is being carved by the Commission.

Meanwhile, the 19 NEC magistrates spread across the 15 political subdivisions of Liberia have been authorized by the Commission to conduct a baseline survey on the effectiveness of CVE content delivery during the 2011 legislative and presidential elections.

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