Liberia: NEC Announces New Date for Voter Registration Exercise
By Konah Rufus
Monrovia, The National Elections Commission (NEC) has announced March 20, 2022, as the new date to begin the 2023 Voter Registration exercise and will be conducted in two phases.
Phase one of the Voter Registration exercise will run from 20 March 2023 and will last for three weeks, ending on 9 April 2023.
Addressing a Press Conference Thursday in Monrovia, NEC Chairperson Madam Davidetta Brown Lassanah further that phase two of the Voter Registration exercise will begin on 10 April 2023 and will last for three weeks, ending on 11 May 2023.
Commenting on funding needed for the successful conduct of the elections, the NEC boss revealed that it has received US$10 million from the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning for the Voter Registration exercise.
Madam Brown-Lansanah also noted that the entity is working with the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning on disbursing the remaining United States Dollars, 8, 377, 000 as a balance due the Commission as per the 2022 fiscal year approved budget.
Meanwhile, the National Elections Commission noted that the procurement of Biometric Equipment, Software, and, Materials for the Voter Registration exercise has been concluded.
NEC Chairperson said, LAXTON Group was selected to provide the goods and services for the Voter Registration exercise and as such, a contract has been signed by; the parties and attested to by the Government of Liberia.