Ballot papers for the Liberia 2017 elections arrived on Saturday night in Monrovia, the capital. They were offloaded off an Egyptian carrier under tight security at the Roberts International Airport before being taken to the National Elections Commission(NEC) head office. The three million copies are only for the presidential vote, and more are expected by September 28. Liberian NEC says by the end of the month, ballot papers for the House of Representatives will have arrived as well.
“I feel great that we are on course and this is for the presidential race and the representative will arrive by the 28, but we will start distribution of the presidential before the 28th.”
NEC chairman, Councillor Jerome Korkoya, added that the boxes will be highly protected until October 10 when Liberians take to the polls.