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.
Lawmakers have begun working on crafting an electoral reform bill, beginning with a two-day legislative working session in Buchanan.
Joining the calls of many others from across the country, citizens in Lofa are calling for amendment in the 1986 constitution to change the current date of elections.
Ahead of the 2020 senatorial elections, the stipendiary magistrate of the Bopolu City Magisterial Court, Augustine Tokpa, has recommended the establishment of a special tribunal to try cases of elections disputes.
Political parties in Liberia have identified the adoption of a biometric voter registration as their priority for electoral reform.
In previous articles, The Bush Chicken has explored recommendations for improving future elections made by elections observer missions, including the Elections Coordinating Committee, which had the highest number of local observers.
On January 22, Liberia experienced its first handover of power from one elected leader to another in 73 years. Pres. George Weah’s inauguration followed a historic election that saw a loser in a presidential race accept the results and concede defeat to the winner for the first time in many years.
The Elections Coordinating Committee, a coalition of local civil society group monitoring the election, has said results from its observers indicate that the process was peaceful and orderly, with no report of major incidents despite a low turnout of voters.