MONROVIA – The National Elections Commission (NEC) has said that the previously scheduled December 15, 2022 meant for the commencement of the voters’ registration will now be reset to a later date and assured the nation of a credible election in 2023.
According to a press release from the electoral body and signed by Mr. Prince Dunbar, Deputy Director of Communications, NEC is developing a new timetable detailing the voter registration schedule which will be communicated to the public in the soonest possible time.
“The NEC assures the Liberian people that the 2023 electoral process is on course and the commission remains admitted to conducting free, fair and credible election on October 10, 2023.
Though there was no specific reason given for altering the previous date, pundits believe that the development will not be unconnected to the protracted procurement to select the preferred bidder for the biometric voters’ registration project which overtook the timeframe originally announced by NEC.
The Laxton Group eventually won the contract just few days ago and may have been given sometime to organize themselves before kick starting the implementation of the project.
NEC took the decision to migrate from the manual voting process to the biometric option early this year in order to deliver a credible election next year.