The National Elections Commission, (NEC), through its Monitoring and Evaluation Section, (M&E) has ended a two-day Regional Lessons Learned Conference in Tubmanburg, Bomi County. The NEC Lessons Learned Conferences are focusing on the Challenges, Wins and future prospects of elections in Liberia from regional stakeholders as it relates to their participation in the 2020 Special Senatorial Elections, (SSE), Constitutional Referendum and Representative By-elections.
According to the NEC Director for M&E, Ernestine Kenyan Bass, the Tubmanburg conference, which ended over the weekend was the third in a series of four regional conferences currently sponsored by the United Nations Development Program, UNDP Electoral Support Office in Liberia.
The NEC M&E Director said nearly 100 persons representing local government authorities such as, Chiefs, Zoes, Paramount Chiefs, women and youth leaders, physically challenged persons as well as religions leaders, including Imams from Gbarpolu, Grand Cape Mount and host Bomi counties participated in the conference. Ms. Bass said the last in the series of the four regional lessons learned conferences takes place in Gbarnga, Bong County next month with another 100 participants anticipated. The participants in Tubmanburg, like those in Zwedred and Buchanan, discussed freely the conduct of the 8 December 2020 elections among other things voting day challenges, voters and NEC polling staff coordination, polls opening and closure, timely supply of voting materials and accessing voter registration particulars on the Final Registration Roll, FRR.