Amid reports of illegal issuance of voter cards ahead of the Montserrado’s senatorial and representative by-elections, the National Elections Commission has denied the allegations.
The campaign team of senatorial candidate Abraham Darius Dillon last week halted a major campaign rally earlier planned to take place on Friday, July 5.
Concurring with their colleagues across the country, citizens in Gbarpolu have recommended a change in the current electoral date and a reduction in the tenures of elected public officials.
“I don’t like the way the president can appoint elections commissioners in this country, because even me if I am a president and appointed you, you will cheat because I recommended you,” said Oretha Artis, a resident of Bokay Town in Granda Bassa’a first district. “If the president appoints you, he or she will have control over you.”
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.