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NEC to upsurge polling centers in 2017 elections-Korkoyah

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NEC Chairman, Cllr. Jerome Korkoyah
NEC Chairman, Cllr. Jerome Korkoyah

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-National Elections Commission (NEC) Chairman, Jerome Korkoyah, says the Commission will increase the number of polling centers for the 2016/2017 Presidential and Representative Elections in Liberia.

Cllr. Korkoyah said increasing the number of polling centers would create essay access to polling stations by voters who usually walk long distances to vote.

An NEC release quotes Cllr. Korkoyah as saying: “The number of polling centers will be increased from its current size to more than six thousand in 2017.”

Chairman Korkoyah has also disclosed plans by the Commission to undertake massive Civic/Voter Education.

“This will be done by using varied outreach platforms in the country to stimulate massive public participation during the 2017 polls,” he said.

The NEC official made the disclosure recently when a four-member US Embassy delegation, headed by Deputy Chief of Mission, Samuel Watson, paid a courtesy call on the Commission.

The delegation inquired about the level of preparation being made thus far by the NEC for the conduct of free and fair elections in 2017.

The inquiry focused on a number of critical issues, including funding, Civic Voter Education, logistics, among others.



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