NEC Announces BVR Process -Explains About BVR Glitches

MONROVIA – The National Elections Commission (NEC) is pleased that Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) got underway today, 20 March, as planned and stated NEC is aware that there were some minor technical glitches on day one, basically to do with lack of understanding by some of our temporary staff on how to operate the technology. “As with the introduction of every technology, it is not unusual for glitches to occur and be corrected”, a press statement from NEC stated.

In a press statement issued by the electoral umpire and signed by Prince Dunbar, Deputy Director of Communications, NEC said at VR centers yesterday, technicians from NEC were on hand to resolve any challenges, and registrants and observers can attest that there were improvements during the day. “NEC assures the public that despite the initial glitches, the commission is fully prepared to implement the biometric registration of voters and guarantees that as we address these challenges, the process will run smoothly”, the statement said..

“BVR is new to Liberia, and we want to assure Liberians that we are learning how to do this together.

“The commission wishes to thank all Liberians who turned out today and registered.

“We are proud of history and call on Liberians 18 years and above to register from 20 March to 9 April in the Phase One counties of Grand Bassa, Grand Cape Mount, Gbarpolu, Montserrado. Bomi and Margibi counties”, the statement concluded.

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