MONROVIA-A Liberian Youth Activist, Otis C. Harris is urging Liberians to take full advantage of the Voter Registration Process.
He mentioned that Liberians’ involvement, it contributes to the national decision-making process of the country.
Earlier, the National Elections Commission (NEC) announced the commencement of the process by March 20, 2023.
The Youth Activist indicated that the Constitution of Liberia guarantees every Liberian, who has reached the age of 18 and above to participate in these electoral processes.
“The right to vote is guaranteed in Chapter III, Article 11 of the Liberian Constitution which is mentioned as fundamental rights”, added. He wants voters to encourage others about the benefits of the registration activities.
“This will help reduce apathy and ensure that a good number of voters participate in electing candidates into various elective positions,”
He noted that his organization will mobilize and encourage Liberians to get involved in the process.
“We want to encourage the voters, through awareness and discussions about their roles in the elections, We intend to organize a series of programs in various counties to educate our people about their role as citizens, their rights and responsibilities, the importance of voting,” the Youth Activist indicated.
He admonished Liberians, especially the youths to desist from acts that have the proclivity to plunge the nation into chaos.
“Make sure that you let your voice be heard by registering to vote. Liberians who do not register to vote will not have another chance to let themselves be heard for six years,” he added.
The Activist urged Liberians to understand the significance of national decision making which is crucial to the forward march of the country.
He urged politicians to disengage from propagating negative messages that will incite violence, during these crucial times in the country’s history.
“We are organizing a series of activities to sensitize Liberians, the first-time voters, and the undecided ones, to get the courage and register to give them the opportunity as citizens to vote during the elections. We are asking all Liberians including politicians to join the initiative to encourage our citizens to form part of the process,” Otis Harris added.
Harris urges first-time voters to develop the courage to participate in these processes. “We believe by providing civic education for the undecided and first-time voters from the counties will make them take the lead during the registration.
“We want to ensure that people understand their rights as voters and exercise those rights with full knowledge and responsibility.