NEC Demonstrates BVR Usage -For Political Parties, CSOs, Media

MONROVIA – As part of its preparatory stages towards the ensuing general election, the National Elections Commission (NEC) on Thursday, February 23, 2023 held a demonstration of the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) system that will be used for the 2023 General Elections for representatives of political parties, civil society groups, and the media.

According to a press statement from NEC and signed by Prince Dunbar, Deputy Director of Communications, during the demonstration conducted by the Data Section, a mock exhibition of the BVR registration process, including the capture of biographical and biometric information and printing of computerized BVR card, was performed with a representative each of the political parties and civil society.

Speaking during the 2023 Bi-monthly briefing of stakeholders and Executives of political parties, Acting NEC Chairperson, Cllr.  P. Teplah Reeves assured the public that the key dates for the 2023 General Elections will be followed to ensure compliance with the election laws.

A statement from NEC issued Thursday said the commission will publish voter registration centers no later than two weeks before the day of the commencement of voter registration, pursuant to Chapter 3.2 (a) of the New Elections Law.

According to the NEC statement Cllr. Reeves also disclosed that the recruitment exercise for temporary staff for the BVR exercise is ongoing in the Phase 1 counties of Montserrado, Margibi, Gbarpolu, Grand Bassa, Grand Cape Mount, and Bomi and final listing of qualified applicants will be displayed on the walls of the magisterial offices when the process is concluded.

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