Public opinion in Tubmanburg appears to be against President George Weah’s reform proposal to abolish the holding of by-elections to fill vacancies created in the legislature.
Delegates from Grand Cape Mount at a recent consultative forum on electoral reform have proposed an amendment to the constitution and the election law to remove the elections dispute adjudication power of the National Elections Commission.
The National Elections Commission or NEC will today climax a two-day awareness and civic education on the Liberian elections law. The exercise began on Tuesday in Buchanan and is part of the ongoing election reform process with support from UNDP.
Sen. Milton Teahjay of Sinoe says he wants a soon-to-be-drafted electoral reform bill to clearly address the issue of the National Elections Commission having to conduct voters’ registration for each election.
Some women leaders of Gbarpolu have identified key provisions in the constitution for possible amendment to improve future elections in the country.
Representatives from civil society organizations and political parties have drafted a resolution to repeal the clause of the constitution that prescribes the specific day for national elections to be held.
Internews, the implementer of the Liberia Media Development program, has begun a three-day training for rural journalists to report on electoral reform.
Shortly after the close of voting in Tuesday’s presidential runoff election, the National Elections Commission has described the poll as “smooth and marked by improvements.”