Seventeen of the total 118 candidates for the Special Senatorial Elections who are current sitting representatives in the legislature wish to abandon the House and join the Senate. If any of them wins elections, their seat in the House of Representatives will become vacant, and the NEC will have to organize by-elections again.
A national referendum that was set to take place on December 8, 2020 has been canceled after the Supreme Court ruled that it violated the constitution.
The Nations Elections Commission released the final listing of qualified candidates for the December special senatorial election on Wednesday, more than one month after the process was halted by the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court has lifted a ban on campaign activities for the December 8 senatorial elections after an aspirant who was disqualified by the National Elections Commission withdrew his case against the elections body.
Some civil society organizations, politicians, as well as voters from Grand Bassa are expressing concern about the upcoming December 8 referendum. They say the limited public awareness about the three constitutional propositions would leave many voters in the dark.
The magistrate of the National Elections Commission for Upper Nimba has announced that it conducted updates for 26,953 voters to the Provisional Registration Roll during the recently concluded voter roll update process.
The United Nations Development Programme has turned over a renovated warehouse and newly constructed fence at the local office of the National Elections Commission in Buchanan.
The legislature has passed a joint resolution to postpone the midterm senatorial elections and national referendum, previously scheduled for October 13, to December 8, 2020.