The National Elections Commission (NEC) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) will today launch the National Civic and Voter Education Toolkit of Liberia.
The CVE Toolkit will be launched at a ceremony to be held at the headquarters of the Commission in Monrovia. The Toolkit provides a standard for the effective dissemination of electoral messages with the aim of ensuring equitable and increased participation of citizens in the electoral process in Liberia.
The launch of the National CVE Toolkit is part of preparatory activities for the conduct of a possible referendum in 2016 and the2017Representative and Presidential Elections. The CVE Toolkit was development asa result of a study commissioned by the NEC in 2014, which recommended that a Toolkit for Civic and Voter Education was required in order toenhance the mass participation of the public in electoral processes.
The CVE Toolkit contains, among other things, the necessary strategy that would lead to the effective dissemination of CVE messages to all stakeholders in the electoral process in Liberia. The inputs of various stakeholders in the electoral process, including national civil society organizations involved with electoral activities, were sought during the formulation of the Toolkit.