The National Elections Commission has withheld the certification of Grand Cape Mount’s senator-elect until it has adjudicated a complaint filed by Unity Party in the October 5 senatorial by-election.
Amid ongoing debates to amend portions of the constitution and to formulate a bill to increase women’s representation in the legislature, the Elections Coordinating Committee is urging citizens to remain engaged with their lawmakers during the upcoming constituency break.
Seven candidates have been qualified by the National Elections Commission to participate in Grand Cape Mount’s senatorial by-election.
Public opinion in Tubmanburg appears to be against President George Weah’s reform proposal to abolish the holding of by-elections to fill vacancies created in the legislature.
The newly elected representative of Montserrado’s 15th district, Abu Bana Kamara, has been officially inducted into office.
Citizens in Lofa have added their views to the mixed reactions on President George Weah’s recent proposal to the legislature to abolish holding by-elections.
Even though the constitution guarantees all Liberian citizens who have reached the age of 18 the right to vote in elections, members of the disabled community in Lofa say their members are being routinely disenfranchised by the selection of inaccessible venues for electoral activities.
The coordinator for the Freedom of Information Network in Lofa is calling for an amendment to the New Elections Law to empower the National Elections Commission to publish information on assets declared by candidates during elections.