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The National Elections Commission (NEC) says nomination exercise is promising

Arthur Douglas/Maximilian K.Kasseh, Jr.
National Elections Commission,Monrovia,Liberia
National Elections Commission,Monrovia,Liberia

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The National Elections Commission (NEC) says the turnout at the ongoing candidate nomination exercise at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville is quite encouraging.

The Commission is however cautioning everyone to work within the timeline as the Commission will not extend the nomination date after it expires.

NEC Communication Director, Henry Flomo, made a statement in an interview with our Reporter via mobile phone.

Mr. Flomo said:” Critical issues arising from the process and validated by the Commission are exceptional.”

He assured that the Commission is determined to make no further adjustment in the overall calendar of events up to elections day on October 10, 2017.

The Candidate Nomination exercise allows representative and presidential aspirant registered with NEC to be certified for participation in the upcoming elections.

Mr. Flomo reminded candidates that the process will end Monday, July 10, as scheduled.

The Candidate Nomination Exercise started on Tuesday June 19 and will end on Tuesday July 11, 2017,and  is conducted at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville City from 9:00AM to 05:00PM, Monday to Saturday.

The NEC says applicants wishing to be nominated for the 2017 Presidential and Representatives Elections MUST appear in person during the Nomination Period.

Nomination forms for Candidates of Political Parties are delivered to the Chairman or Secretary General of the Parties for distribution to the members.

Alternatively, Parties can designate a Liaison Officer to pick up the forms. Independent Aspirants can pick up their forms themselves.

The General Requirements for the Candidate Nomination Exercise are:

6. Aspirant MUST be a Liberian.

7. Aspirant MUST attained the age of 25 years for Representative and 35 years for President and Vice President.

8. Aspirant for Representative MUST be domiciled in the constituency one year prior to the elections.

9. Aspirants for President and Vice President MUST be resident in Liberia for not less than 10 years prior to the elections. And
Aspirant MUST be a tax payer.


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