The National Elections Commission has announced Monday, July 29 as the new approved date for the joint senatorial and representative by-elections in Montserrado.
Amid reports of illegal issuance of voter cards ahead of the Montserradoâ€™s senatorial and representative by-elections, the National Elections Commission has denied the allegations.
The campaign team of senatorial candidate Abraham Darius Dillon last week halted a major campaign rally earlier planned to take place on Friday, July 5.
Concurring with their colleagues across the country, citizens in Gbarpolu have recommended a change in the current electoral date and a reduction in the tenures of elected public officials.
â€œI donâ€™t like the way the president can appoint elections commissioners in this country, because even me if I am a president and appointed you, you will cheat because I recommended you,â€ said Oretha Artis, a resident of Bokay Town in Granda Bassaâ€™a first district. â€œIf the president appoints you, he or she will have control over you.â€
Voters in Montserrado have raised issues with the National Elections Commissionâ€™s being legally authorized to resolve electoral disputes.
Lawmakers have begun working on crafting an electoral reform bill, beginning with a two-day legislative working session in Buchanan.
Ahead of the 2020 senatorial elections, the stipendiary magistrate of the Bopolu City Magisterial Court, Augustine Tokpa, has recommended the establishment of a special tribunal to try cases of elections disputes.