-For By-Elections In Sinoe, Montserrado Counties
The National Elections Commission (NEC) Wednesday October 17, 2018 declared campaign for the senatorial and representative by-elections in Sinoe and Montserrado Counties open.
A vacancy was created at the House of Representatives when Montserrado electoral district #13 lawmaker Saah Joseph contested and won the Montserrado County Senatorial by-elections on July 31, 2018; thereby replacing then Senator George Weah, now President of Liberia.
Sinoe County’s Senatorial vacancy came when President Weah appointed then Senator Joseph Nagbe to replace retired Associate Justice Philip A. Z. Banks on the Supreme Court Bench.
Speaking at a News Conference held at the James M. Fromayan Conference Hall, the Co-Chair of the National Elections Commission, Cllr. Sarah M. Toe said the campaign period commenced Wednesday October 17,
2018 and will end at midnight on Sunday, November 18, 2018.
She called on candidates in these by-elections to go about
their campaign in a peaceful manner and avoid violence in keeping with the laws of Liberia more specifically those controlling the electoral process.
Cllr. Toe called on candidates to submit their campaign schedules to the Elections Magistrates to avoid conflict during the campaign and used the occasion to call on parties and candidates to submit their list of agents that will represent them at the pools on November 20, 2018.
The NEC Co-Chair then announced that the Commission has recruited a total of 36 Civic Educators and Gender Mobilizers for the Representative by-election in electoral district #13, Montserrado County and the Senatorial by-elections in Sinoe County.
She said Training for these civic educators and gender mobilizers will begin on October 18 and deployment will commence on October 20, 2018.
According to her, once deployed, the civic educators and gender mobilizers will provide door to door information on the by-elections to residents in the two electoral areas.