NEC Releases Key Dates For 2023’s General Elections

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The National Elections Commission (NEC) has officially launched its revised Key Electoral Dates for the 2023 general elections in Liberia, maintaining the Constitutional date of October 10, 2023 as election day.

   The key electoral dates for the 2023 general elections were finalized on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 with a meeting of senior executive members of the political parties and elections partners under the Inter-Party Consultative Committee (IPCC) meeting at the headquarters of the commission, 9th Street, Sinkor.

   The IPCC meeting, which was chaired by NEC’s Co-Chairperson, Cllr. P. Teplah Reeves, also updated executives of political parties and election partners about the biometric voter registration (BVR) exercise, slated to commence of March 20, 2023.

   According to the NEC 2023 general elections key electoral dates, the first phase of the biometric voter registration will start on March 20, 2023, and ends on April 9, 2023. Phase one of the BVR exercise will include six counties: Montserrado, Margibi, Grand Bassa, Bomi, Grand Cape Mount and Gbarpolu.

   The commission named Rivercess, Sinoe, Grand Kru, Maryland, River Gee, Grand Gedeh, Nimba, Bong and Lofa as the nine counties within phase two of the BVR exercise. A NEC release issued Tuesday says phase two of the BVR exercise will commence on April 21, 2023 and will end on May 11, 2023.

   The NEC release says, in line with its key electoral dates, it will issue Writ of Elections on May 9, 2023, and that exhibition of the provisional registration roll will be exhibited from June 12, 2023 to June 17, 2023.

   According to NEC, the candidate nomination period for the 2023 general elections will run from June 14, 2023 to July 14, 2023, and that last day for the issuance of Writ of Elections will be held on July 9, 2023.

   The National Elections Commission’s release said presidential and legislative campaigning period for the 2023 general elections will begin on August 5, 2023, and will end on October 8, 2023, two days to election day, October 10, 2023. The commission underscored that the last day for the announcement of the final results of the 2023 general elections will be on October 25, 2023.

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