A four member delegation from the United States Embassy headed by Deputy Chief of Mission, Samuel R. Watson III, paid a courtesy call on the National Elections Commission Monday September 19.
As part of its visit the delegation inquired about the level of preparation being made byNEC towards the conduct of free and fair elections in 2017 including funding, Civic /Voter Education, logistics, among others.
uring their visit NEC Chairman, Cllr. Jerome George Koroya, disclosed plans by the Commission to increase the number of polling centers in the country for the 2017 General Elections.
Chairman Korkoya said the increase would create easy access to polling stations by voters who usually walk long distances to cast their ballots during elections. The increase he said would be more than six thousand in 2017.
The NEC Chair also said there are plans by the Commission to undertake massive Civic/Voter Education activities using varied outreach platforms in the country to elicit massive public participation in the 2017 Elections.