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 Four Candidates qualify to Contest Grand Bassa County By-Election…..NEC Declares the start of Campaigning April 15th, 2013

The National Elections Commission (NEC) has notified four aspirants of their acceptance to contest the Grand Bassa County Senatorial By-Election due to take place on May 7, 2013.

The aspirants  include T. Wah Bedell of the National Patriotic Party, Daniel Lymus Chea, an Independent, Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence of Liberty Party and Jonathan Lambort Kaipay of Unity party.

The four aspirants were notified by the commission at a Press Conference held Friday in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, by the Chairman and members of the Board of Commissioners of the NEC.

NEC Chairman Jerome George Korkoya said the aspirants were declared qualified to contest the By-Election following a thorough appraisal of the nomination documents submitted by them to the Commission during the Nomination Exercise which ran from March 11 to 26 this year.

Chairman Korkoya also announced the start of campaigning in the By-Election during the Press Conference. He urged the candidates and their supporters to go about their campaign activities in a peaceful manner.

“The Campaign period should be used to market your ideology and plans for the advancement of the county and Liberia. Please avoid rancor and bitter exchanges. Show respect for each other as you go about the campaign,” Chairman Korkoya intimated.

The Campaign period  runs from April 12 to mid night, May 5, 2013.

The Chairman also revealed that during the Replacement Period of Lost or Damaged Voter Registration Cards, a total of 2454 Voter registration Cards were replaced. Of the number of cards replaced, Cllr. Korkoya said, 1863 were males and 591 were females.

He also revealed that Civic and Voter Education activities which started on March 14 are ongoing across the county and would end on May 6, 2013.

Grand Bassa County comprises five electoral districts, 124,280 registered voters, 176 Voting Precincts and 336 polling centers.

For the purpose of the By-Election, the county has been divided into six zones and each zone comprises three senior elections personnel who comprise elections magistrates, assistant elections magistrates and regional coordinators drawn from other elections magisterial areas and four regions of the country to complement the efforts of NEC staff in Grand Bassa County for the successful conduct of the By-election.

Three civil society organizations and two cultural troupes recruited from the county are currently assisting in the ongoing Civic and Voter Education activities in Grand Bassa, while eighteen gender monitors and forty eight town criers and civic educators also recruited from the county in concert with the Decentralization Policy of the Commission are currently conducting Civic and Voter Education Exercise in all parts of Grand Bassa County.

A total of 1680 poll workers are due to be recruited from the county for polling activities. 



»UPCOMING ELECTIONS CALENDER
DateActivity
September 24th, 2018 - October 06th 2018

CANDIDATE NOMINATION PERIOD

September 24th, 2018 - October 09th 2018

Period for Objectios and Claims

October 01st, 2018 - October 05th 2018

Replacement of Lost and Damaged VR Cards

October 05th, 2018 - November 04th 2018

Accreditation of Party Agents and Observers for Polling Day

October 08th, 2018

Publication of Provisional List of Candidates

October 10th, 2018

LAUNCH OF CVE/GENDER CAMPAIGN FOR ELECTION

October 15th, 2018

Last Day for Candidates to Appeal against Rejection

October 17th, 2018

Notification to Candidates for Acceptance or Rejection

October 17th, 2018

Last Day for Decision on Objections and Claims

October 17th, 2018

Final List of Candidates Published

October 17th, 2018 - November 18th 2018

SENATE & REPRESENTATIVE CAMPAIGN PERIOD

November 09th, 2018

Publicaiton of Voting Precincts

November 20th, 2018

ELECTION DAY

November 22nd, 2018

Announcement of Provisional Results

November 25th, 2018

Announcement of Final Results of Election

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