Liberia’s National election Commission Tuesday launched the National Voter Roll updated in preparations for the 2014 special Senatorial election. The voter roll update according to the NEC is the process of listing all those registered to vote in a Particular areas. The list will be compiled and kept by the NEC. The process is also expected to provide uniform and legitimate voter identification cards to all eligible (18 yrs) citizens of Liberia. Speaking at the official launch, NEC Chairman Cllr. Jerome Kokoya said, the process will capture Liberians who have or will be turning 18 years before the date of the Special Senatorial Election and also those who have lost their voter cards or change location. Said Kokoya: “Eligible voters who for one reason or the other could not register during last voter’s registration exercise in 2011, and those who have changed locations within the country, please visit the nearest voter roll update so that you could be included on the voter roll in order to participate in the 2014 special senatorial election.”
Cllr. Kokoya stressed that the campaign is part of the NEC integrated civic and voters’ education program for the October 14 2014 special senatorial election and is targeting over two hundred and fifty thousand young people to be included in the voter roll.
The NEC chair further disclosed that the National Elections Commission will accredit over two hundred fifty civil society groups to carry out the process that is expected to be launched in schools at universities, sports events, churches and mosque.