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NEC buildingAhead of the 2017 Presidential and Legislative Elections, the National Elections Commission or NEC has submitted a little over US$77 million to members of the Liberian Senate for possible approval for the conduct of the polls.

According to a communication under the signature of NEC’s Chairman Jerome George Korkoya, the budget, if approved by members of the Legislature, will be used to conduct national referendum, construct 300 precinct places, as well as the renovation of warehouses throughout the country, conduct new voter’s registration and elections in 2017.

The US$77 million budget, under the title: ‘Public Sector Investment Plan’ – a financial work plan and a guiding instrument for the commission.

The elections are due on October 15, 2017 nation-wide.

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf will not be participating because the 1986 Liberian Constitution does not allow her to do so. By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor – Editing by George Barpeen

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