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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.

 

 NEC’s VISION

 

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

 

NEC’s MISSION

 

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

 

 BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

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.

 

 





 
»UPCOMING ELECTIONS CALENDER
DateActivity
September 05th, 2016 - December 16th 2016

Regional Consultation on CVE/Gender for Voter Registration

November 11th, 2016

Official Launch of CVE for Voter Registration

December 05th, 2016 - January 20th 2017

Accreditation of Party Agents, Media & Observers for VR process

January 05th, 2017

List of Registration Centers Published

February 01st, 2017 - March 24th 2017

VOTER REGISTRATION PERIOD

April 09th, 2017 - October 08th 2017

PRESIDENTIAL & REPRESENTATIVE CAMPAIGN PERIOD

May 03rd, 2017 - June 20th 2017

CVE For Exhibition

May 09th, 2017

Issuing Writ of Elections

June 09th, 2017 - June 30th 2017

Accreditation of Party Agents, Media & Observers for Elections

June 10th, 2017 - June 24th 2017

Objections and Appeals on Exhibition held & Determined

June 12th, 2017 - June 17th 2017

EXHIBITION OF PROVISIONAL REGISTRATION ROLL & DISTRIBUTION OF VOTER ID CARDS

June 19th, 2017 - July 11th 2017

CANDIDATE NOMINATION

July 01st, 2017

Release of Final Voter Registration Figures

July 02nd, 2017 - August 09th 2017

Objections & Appeals on Nomination held & Determined

July 04th, 2017

Launch of CVE for 2017 Elections

July 27th, 2017

Preliminary List of Candidates Published

August 08th, 2017

Final List of Candidates Published

August 15th, 2017 - September 30th 2017

Candidates Debate Period

October 10th, 2017

ELECTION DAY

October 25th, 2017

Announcement of Final Results of Election

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