NEC Declares Wednesday August 28 as Date for Rerun in District #15

Chairman, National Elections Commission (NEC), Jerome Korkoya

The National Elections Commission (NEC) has declared Wednesday August 28, 2019 as the date for the conduct of the rerun of the District 15 By-election.

The NEC made the decision today following the withdrawal of the Notice of Appeal by the legal team of candidate Abu Kamara of the CDC on August 24, 2019.

For the conduct of the rerun, the Commission informs the public in District # 15 of the following key measures:

The Final Registration Roll (FRR) will be issued to all parties and candidates in hard copies on Tuesday August 27, 2019.

The FRR will be pasted at the 20 polling places prior to the rerun of the election.

There will be no use of mobile phones in all 20 polling places during voting period.

All agents representing political parties and independent candidates at the 20 polling places will be issued with new tags on Tuesday August 27, 2019, beginning at 10am at the NEC Headquarters.

Voting will begin at 8:00am and end at 6:00pm on Wednesday. Thereafter, the casting of votes, counting and tallying will be done on the same day.

The declaration of final results will be announced on Thursday August 29, 2019 at the NEC Headquarters.

In keeping with the law on election campaign, there will no campaign activities after 11:59pm on Monday August 26, 2019. NEC

Therefore, the Commission calls on all voters to turn out and vote for the candidates of their choice in the 20 polling places. It also urges all parties, candidates, and supporters to avoid violence and conduct themselves in accordance with law.

NEC is working closely with all relevant institutions, especially the Liberia National Police to ensure the smooth conduct of the rerun.

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