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History of the NEC

The National Elections Commission (NEC) is an autonomous public commission that is responsible to conduct elections for all elective public offices and to administer and enforce all elections laws throughout the Republic of Liberia.

Historically, NEC has its origin from the Constitution of Liberia. At its inception, NEC was called Elections Commission (ECOM), deriving its constitutional strength from Chapter X, Article 89.
By statute, ECOM was then comprised of five members called commissioners. However in 2003, an Act of the National Legislature was passed increasing the number of commissioners to seven. This increment was upheld by the August 18, 2003 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) on Liberia signed in Accra, Ghana. Also, Article XIX of the CPA gave rise to the current National Elections commission in February 2004.
Specifically, the authorities of NEC, inherited from its predecessor, ECOM, are enshrined in Chapter 2, Section 9, Sub Section a-x of the New Elections Law of 1986.




 
»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

Election Calendar
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