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NEC issues writ to conduct 2017 Elections

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-The Chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Cllr. Jerome Korkoya.
-The Chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Cllr. Jerome Korkoya.

Monrovia-Liberia-The Chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Cllr. Jerome Korkoya, has issued a writ and mandated 19 Magistrates of the NEC to conduct the forthcoming October 10, 2017 Presidential and Representatives Elections.

Cllr. Korkoya said: “The writ of elections signifies the electoral process is transitioning from pre-elections to actual elections”. He has reassured of the national Elections Commission’s commitment to conduct free, fair and transparent elections.

According to Chapter 4, section 4.3 (2) of the New Elections Law of Liberia, provides that upon the directive of the Commission, the clerk of the writ shall issue writs for each election not later than 90 days prior to the time prescribed for the election.

The writ, in consonance with the election laws of Liberia, shall direct the magistrate of each county or district to conduct elections in accordance with the provisions of the title, regulations and instructions of the Commission.

According to the NEC Chairman, the exhibition of the Voter Roll will take place from 12th to 17th of June 2017, while nomination of candidates begins from 11th to 19th of June 2017, in keeping with the electoral timetable.

The Representatives of the Magistrates, Mr. Vopea Gongloe, described the writ as a constitutional mandate of trust, and confidence and said the nation’s democratic process has reached a significant milestone.


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