NEC to launch first phase of CVE campaign
As part of preparations ahead of the 2023 general and presidential elections, the National Elections Commission (NEC) is expected to launch its first phase of the nationwide Civic and Voter Education (CVE) on February 24 in six counties.
The campaign will simultaneously be launched in Montserrado, Bomi, Grand Cape Mount, Grand Bassa, Gbarpolu, and Margibi counties under the theme “Strengthening and increasing Citizen’s Participation”.
A NEC statement says to officially kick off the campaign, there will be a parade from the old Ministry of Education on Broad Street to the Headquarters of NEC in Sinkor, where indoor programs marking the CVE launch will convene.
The aim of the CVE launch is to encourage all citizens, irrespective of status, that have attained the age of 18 years and above to turn out to register during the voter registration exercise from 20 March – 11 May.
The campaign, according to the NEC will raise awareness about the voter registration process, which will be in two phases: phase one from 20 March to 9 April and phase two from 21 April to 11 May.
The NEC statement said to ensure mass community participation in the CVE campaign, the Commission has hired community-based organizations (CBO) to serve as CVE cells in the 73 electoral districts to support the outreach activities.