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NEC begins BVR awareness in Maryland County

By Patrick Mensah

The Chairperson of the National Election Commission (NEC) Madam Davidetta Brown Lansanah on Thursday, February 9, 2023, ended a one-day information-sharing meeting on the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) and the 2023 General Elections with the local authorities in Maryland County.

Madam Lansanah arrived in Maryland County, with a high-power delegation from the NEC to discuss relevant issues relating to the voter registration process.

The one-day information sharing brought together Traditional chiefs and Elders, Districts and Superintendent, NEC Magistrate, Joint Securities among others.

Speaking during the day-long interaction, NEC Chairperson assured that the Commission is fully prepared to conduct the Biometric Voter Registration exercise as planned.

Madam Lansanah said individuals whose nationality will be questioned during the registration exercise will be required to prove their citizenship by providing a citizen ID card, passport, and recognition by elders of the communities in which the registration process is taking place.

She noted the biometric process will be fair, transparent, and faster and therefore asked citizens to corporate during the registration process across the country.

The NEC boss disclosed that the real objective of the BVR is to register all Liberians 18 years and above.

She stressed that the BVR process is being categorized into two phases and emphasized that the process will begin on the 20th of March 2023 and ends on the 11th of May 2023. 

Madam Browne Lansanah informed the gathering with Traditional Chief and Elders districts and County Superintendent, NEC Magistrate, and Joint Securities among others not to be afraid of the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR), process.

In response, superintendent George A. Prowd thanked Madam Lansanah, for undertaking such a challenging road in the Southeast.

Superintendent Prowd praised president Weah’s government for engaging in the biometric process across the country & urged citizens to adequately corporate when the registration process begins.

Also speaking, Mr. Alexander Williams, a member of the Traditional Council thanked NEC for the interaction.

He asserted that this was the very first time for BVR discussion to be brought to the attention of the Traditional Council in the County since it announcement by NEC Board of Commissioners

He pointed out that the NEC will succeed in its mandate to conduct free, fair, transparent and credible 2023 general and presidential elections because they will get directly involved in the information sharing.


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