NEC Ends Phase One of Biometric Voter Registration Exercise in Six Counties

MONROVIA-The National Elections Commission, through its Chairperson, Davidetta Browne Lansanah officially announced that Phase One of the Biometric Voter Registration has ended in the Six Counties of Bomi, Grand Bassa, Grand Cape Mount, Gbarpolu, Margibi, and Montserrado Counties.

The Commission reported that the just-ended Biometric Voter Registration exercise in Phase One was very successful because, you, Liberians 18 years and above, turned out in great numbers and were registered even with the initial glitches, technical problems and filed challenges which the Commission’s Technical and Administrative Teams resolved on-site.

The Commission extended thanks to all temporary staff for your commitment and dedicated services during the Biometric Voter Registration, as well the Commission extends appreciation to all Liberians in general and Stakeholders and Actors and the International and Regional Communities for your numerous field observations and feedback to the Commission on the BVR process.

Owners of facilities used as Registration Centers, the NEC says thank you for your patriotism and that the Commission looks forward to this high-level cooperation on your part for the pending general Elections in October this year.

The National Elections Commission has appreciated the role of the Joint Security in responding and maintaining the peace which allowed the BVR process to proceed in congested communities.

The Commission thanks the government for its continuing strives to fund Voter Registration.

The Commission has extended appreciation to the Ministry of Internal Affairs for local government support to field staff deployed and in many cases, accommodation in the 6 counties of phase one the Commission looks forward to this support in phase two of the Biometric Voter Registration in the coming days.

To this end, the Commission urged Liberians in Phase 2 Counties of Bong, Grand Kru, Grand Gedeh, Lofa, Nimba, Sinoe, Maryland, River Cess, and River Gee to be ready to participate in the Biometric Voter Registration exercise which starts on 21 April and runs to 11 May 2023. Please be informed that in phase 2, 1015 registration centers will be opened throughout the 9 counties named earlier, beginning 8 in the morning to 5 PM daily, Sunday to Sunday.

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