The National Elections Commission has declared Henrique Tokpa, an independent candidate, as the winner of the July 31 senatorial by-election in Bong.
The first provisional result in the Tuesday’s senatorial by-election in Bong has put independent candidate, Henrique Tokpa, ahead of the four other candidates in the election.
Voting has ended in Bong’s senatorial by-election with polling centers across the county appearing to have been marred by poor turnout.
Ahead of the July 31 senatorial by-election in Bong, two candidates are leading opinion polls conducted by the two biggest community radio stations in the county in terms of coverage.
The Senate recently passed a bill requiring lawmakers to resign from their positions when contesting other vacancies in the National Legislature.
National Elections Commission will engage in a robust civic education campaign in all parts of Bong to help voters understand the processes and events leading to the senatorial by-election in the county.
Members of the Liberian Senate have voted to pass a bill prohibiting lawmakers from contesting any by-elections in the legislature while still serving as members of the same branch of government.
The National Elections Commission has begun replacing lost and damaged voter identification cards for the senatorial by-election in Bong.