NEC’s Second Legal Awareness Forum Begins Today

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NEC Chairperson, Davidetta Browne Lansanah

The second in a series of Legal Awareness Forums organized by the Legal Section of the National Elections Commission (NEC) takes place today, Friday, October 30, 2020 in the Port City of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.

   According to the Legal Section of NEC, 150 practitioners from the Ministry of Justice, Judges, Attorneys, District Commissioners, Traditional Leaders, Civil Society Groups, women and youth groups and the disabled community from eight counties will attend the two-day Legal Awareness Forum.

    The NEC Legal Section says the second Legal Awareness Forum is to enhance stakeholders’ understanding of the legal electoral processes for the 2020 special senatorial elections, referendum, and the two representatives by-elections slated for December 8, 2020.

   The statement from the NEC Legal Section, issued on Thursday, October 29, 2020, says the overriding objective of the legal discussion in Buchanan includes increasing legal practitioners and electorates’ understanding of the basis for conducting election, sensitizing citizens about perusing non-violent elections and enhancing citizens’ participation in the democratic process to ensure equitable and increased participation in all aspects of the elections, building confidence in the electoral management body’s ability to conduct free, fair and transparent SSE, referendum and by-election as well to provide information of the legal process in election to reduce the number of complaints, especially during post elections period, the Legal Section of NEC statement concluded.    Recently, the Legal Section of the National Elections Commission (NEC) hosted 150 participates from southeastern Liberia, including legal practitioners, district commissioners, attorneys, Ministry of Justice Senior officials in the first of a two-day Legal Awareness Forum in Gbarnga City, Bong County, under the theme, “Increasing Stakeholders’ Understanding of the Legal Electoral Processes for the 2020 Special Senatorial Elections, Referendum, and the Two Representatives By-Elections slated for 8 October 2020”.

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