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 Amendments to the Guidelines Relating to the Registration of Political Parties and Independent Candidates April 4th, 2011

Preamble

WHEREAS Article 89 of the January 6, 1986 Constitution of the Republic of Liberia established the Election Commission as an autonomous public commission;
WHEREAS Chapter 2, Section 9(h) of the New Elections Law of 1986 empowers the National Elections Commission to formulate and enforce Guidelines and Regulations for all elections;
WHEREAS The Guidelines Relating to the Registration of Political Parties and Independent Candidates were adopted and published by NEC on June 1, 2009;
WHEREAS Joint Resolution LEG-002 (2010) of the senate and House of Representatives of the 52nd legislature on the setting of an electoral threshold for the conduct of the 2011 Presidential and legislative election in Liberia provides that NEC shall reapportion districts that require delay in previously provided timelines;
 NOW THEREFORE, it is hereby promulgated as follows:
 
Article 1.
Paragraph 1 of Section 2 (2.1) of the political party and independent candidate registration guidelines is hereby amended by inserting sub-paragraph (f) following the sub-paragraph (e) with the following:
“f. “Qualified Voter” means a registered voter.”
Article 2.
Paragraph 1 of Section 14 (14.1) of the political party and independent candidate registration guidelines is hereby amended by deleting the existing provision and inserting instead the following:
“National and local conventions shall be held by every registered political party at least once every six (6) years in an orderly manner to elect its national executive committee to serve for a period not exceeding six (6) years. They may be re-elected to serve for as many terms as the party may wish.
A registered political party that desires to nominate one or more candidates for elective public office for any election shall hold a national and/or local convention not later than ninety (90) days prior to Election Day. At the National Convention the party shall nominate its presidential and vice-presidential candidates. At the local convention, the party shall nominate its candidates for the National Legislature. In the case of a special or by-election, a registered political party desirous of participation, shall hold a national and/or local convention not later than sixty (60) days prior to the election.”

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September 24th, 2018 - October 06th 2018

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October 01st, 2018 - October 05th 2018

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October 08th, 2018

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October 17th, 2018

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October 17th, 2018

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November 20th, 2018

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