The National Elections Commissioner (NEC) has distributed copies of the Electoral Reform Law (ERL) to several local and international elections stakeholders in Liberia seeking their comments.
A mobile information sent to this paper on 17-03-2020 disclosed that the objective of the process is to generate comments from local and international stakeholders.
It notes that among institutions receiving copies of the Electoral Reform Law are political parties, civil society organizations and the 54th Legislature.
The commission says inputs from the exercise will be used at a joint stakeholder’s validation conference which has been postponed due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic in Liberia.
The Electoral Law Reform process which started months ago, is in collaboration with the UNDP’s election project in Liberia.
Many political parties, civil society organizations and elections stakeholders have called for some portions of the Elections Laws of Liberia to be amended to address some of the major challenges that NEC, political parties, civil society organization and international stakeholders usually experience during elections in Liberia.
Several of the issues include bad road conditions, rainy season, inaccessibility to voting precincts, late voters’ registration, late deployment of VR, among several others that are serious problems to elections in Liberia.By Emmanuel Mondaye—Edited by Winston W. Parley