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 Presidential Runoff set for December 26, 2017 December 12th, 2017

The National Elections Commission has scheduled the runoff presidential election for December 26.

Below is the full Press Statements.

 

Statement by Cllr. Jerome G. Korkoya

Chairman, National Elections Commission (NEC)

On the Setting of the Date for the 2017 Presidential Runoff Election

James M. Fromayan Conference Hall

 

Distinguished ladies and gentlemen of the press, on behalf of the National Elections Commission (NEC), I am pleased to welcome you to this press conference.

Today’s press conference will cover the following areas:

  1. Announcement of the 2017 Presidential Runoff Election Date;
  2. Declaration of Political Campaign for said election;
  3. Arrival of ECOWAS Technical Team; and
  4. Implementation of the Supreme Court Mandate to the Commission

Declaration of Runoff Election Date  

Ladies and gentlemen of the press, pursuant to the mandate of the Honorable Supreme Court of Liberia to the National Elections Commission, I am pleased to announce that the 2017 Presidential Runoff Elections will be conducted on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. We realize that this date is immediately after Christmas Day, but call on all registered voters to make this one sacrifice for the good of our democracy and country.

Campaign Period

Accordingly, campaign for the Runoff Election Campaign is hereby declared open and will close at 11:59pm on Sunday, December 24, 2017.  We call on the two political parties in the Runoff Election (the Unity Party and the Coalition for Democratic Change) to go about their campaign in a peaceful manner.

Arrival of ECOWAs Technical Team

I am also pleased to announce that the technical team from ECOWAS that reviewed our final voters roll will arrive in country today to provide technical support, where necessary, in the implementation of the mandate of the Honorable Supreme Court.

Implementation of the Supreme Court Mandate

Ladies and gentlemen of the Press, the Commission wishes to assure the two parties and the Liberian people that it will implement all eight counts of the Supreme Court mandate in a transparent manner and will keep all stakeholders including the parties in the Runoff Election updated every step of the way.

I thank you for coming.



»UPCOMING ELECTIONS CALENDER
DateActivity
July 15th, 2020 - September 15th 2020

CVE Outreach Activities for Voter Roll Update Exercise

July 15th, 2020 - September 15th 2020

Period for Regional Consultations on CVE for Voter Roll Update

August 15th, 2020

Official Launch of Civic and Voter Education for Voter Roll Update Exercise

August 15th, 2020

Nomination Regulations & Guidelines Published

August 15th, 2020 - October 15th 2020

Accreditation of Party Agents, Observers, Media and for Election & Referendum

September 01st, 2020 - September 15th 2020

VOTER ROLL UPDATE PERIOD

September 01st, 2020 - September 21st 2020

CANDIDATE NOMINATION PERIOD

September 01st, 2020 - September 24th 2020

Objection and Appeals on Nomination held & Determined

September 01st, 2020 - September 28th 2020

Objections & Appeals on Voter Roll Update held & determined

September 05th, 2020 - September 15th 2020

National Forum for Symbol Vetting

September 15th, 2020 - December 03rd 2020

National Stakeholders Consultation on Referendum

September 22nd, 2020

Provisional List of Candidates Published

September 28th, 2020 - October 27th 2020

Civic and Voter Education for Exhibition

October 10th, 2020

Final List of Candidates Published

October 10th, 2020 - December 06th 2020

POLITICAL CAMPAIGN PERIOD

October 16th, 2020

Official Launch of Referendum Outreach and Media Campaign

October 20th, 2020

Release of Final Voter Roll Update Figures

October 22nd, 2020 - October 31st 2020

EXHIBITION OF PROVISIONAL REGISTRATION ROLL

October 22nd, 2020 - November 11th 2020

Hearing, Inquiry and Appeal processes for Exhibition

October 30th, 2020

Launch of Civic and Voter Education for Special Senatorial Election & Referendum

November 25th, 2020

Listing of Voting Precincts Published

December 08th, 2020

SENATORIAL ELECTION AND REFERENDUM DAY

December 10th, 2020

Announcement of Provisional Results Begins (Referendum & Senatorial Election)

December 15th, 2020

Announcement of Final Senatorial Election Results

December 23rd, 2020

Announcement of Final Referendum Results

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