In the quest for reforms to Liberia’s electoral system, some River Cess voters are calling for adopting a single style of marking ballot papers as a way to reduce invalid votes.
During the 2017 elections, only 15.9 percent of the total number of candidates in the elections were females. The election law provides that political parties and coalitions submitting candidates for an election should “endeavor” to ensure that there is no less than 30 percent of candidates from each gender.
Amos T. Boe, a 49-year-old photographer, still wears the wounds from the day in August 1994 when he lost three of his family members and almost lost his own head.
Commuters travelling through River Cess to reach the southeast have received assurance from the company constructing the Timbo River Bridge that the bridge will be commissioned by July 26, 2019.
A local official in River Cess has proposed that civic voter education to be included in the Ministry of Education’s national curriculum for Liberian secondary schools.
River Cess residents are feeling the economic pinch caused by the cutting off of the county’s connection with Grand Bassa.
As the rainy season draws closer, River Cess’ assistant elections magistrate is highlighting the challenges associated with conducting elections in his county when there are heavy rains.
The detour bridge meant to be used as an alternative route to cross the Timbo River was washed away on Saturday night as a result of heavy rains, cutting off the major connection to the southeast.