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NEC declares campaigns open ahead of by-elections

The upcoming by-elections are intended to fill vacancies created in Grand Gedeh County District #1 by the death of Representative-elect Erol Madison Gwion and in Nimba County by the election of Vice President Jeremiah Koung.

Monrovia, 4 April 2024, Tuesday: The National Elections Commission (NEC) on Thursday, 4 April 2024, declared the Political Campaign open for the Representative By-Elections in District #1 Grand Gedeh County and the Senatorial By-Election in Nimba County. Both By-elections will be held simultaneously on 23 April 2024. The Commission says the political campaign will end on 20 April 2024.

Meanwhile, the Candidate Nomination exercise, which began on 6 March 2024, ended on 19 March 2024 with a total of 19 aspirants qualified as candidates to run in both By-elections. The final listing of 19 Candidates was published on 4 April 2024. (Nimba Senatorial-4 candidates) and (District number 1 Grand Gedeh, Representatives-15 candidates).

The commission replaced lost and damaged voter ID cards from 20 to 25 March 2024, with 141 voter ID cards replaced in both Nimba County (84 cards) and District #1 Grand Gedeh County (57 cards).

The Commission launched its Civic and Voter education simultaneously in both counties when the NEC began distributing CVE materials to citizens in Nimba and District Number 1 in Grand Gedeh. CVE and gender-related materials are also being distributed in the counties.

The Commission says 327 661 registered voters are expected to exercise their franchise in the Nimba Senatorial By-election (307 254 registered voters) and the district number 1 representative By-election in Grand Gedeh (20 407 registered voters).

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