Voters in Montserrado have raised issues with the National Elections Commission’s being legally authorized to resolve electoral disputes.
Lawmakers have begun working on crafting an electoral reform bill, beginning with a two-day legislative working session in Buchanan.
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.
The National Elections Commission or NEC has officially announced the results of the November 20 senatorial and representative byelections for Sinoe and Montserrado’s thirteenth district, respectively.
The National Elections Commission has said it will not be possible to conduct senatorial by-elections for Montserrado and Bong within the constitutional time frame.
On Tuesday, March 27, the Supreme Court will hear legal arguments in the election dispute case in Nimba’s fourth district involving Garrison Yealue, the incumbent lawmaker, and his rival Gunpue L. Kargon.
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.”