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Duties of NEC

The primary duties of NEC include administering and enforcing all laws related to the conduct of elections throughout the Republic of Liberia. Besides, NEC also proposes to the National Legislature for enactment, suspension of, and amendment to, and repeal of, any provision of the Elections Law. The Commission further provides accreditation to, and registers all political parties and independent candidates who meet the minimum requirements set by the Commission.

NEC also revokes the registration and accreditation of an already legal party only upon the judicial determination by a court of competent jurisdiction, in accordance with due process.

Also included in NEC’s functions are to hold all elections for elected public offices, including chieftaincy and all referenda and declare the results thereof.


The Commission also formulates and enforces guidelines controlling the conduct of all elections to elective public offices, which guidelines shall not be inconsistent with the provisions of the Constitution and Elections Law of Liberia. NEC maintains a register of all qualified voters which shall be subject to inspection.


It also establishes electoral constituencies in every political Sub-Division in accordance with population figures.

Also included in its functions are maintaining registration documents of political parties and prescribe the kinds of records to be kept by all political parties and independent candidates.




An independent electoral authority with the integrity and capacity for managing free, fair, credible and transparent elections in Liberia.




To contribute to the building and strengthening of a democratic society in Liberia through the conduct of free, fair, credible and transparent elections.




Presently, the Board of Commissioners of NEC consists of a configuration of men and women of trust and principle appointed by the President of Liberia, with the advice, consent and confirmation of the Liberian Senate. They are seven members in all, with a Chairman, Co-Chairman and five other Commissioners.



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