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CANDIDATE NOMINATION

 Candidate nomination took place at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports complex from July 20 to August 15, 2011.
 
All registered political parties, coalitions, alliances and independent candidates who have headquarters in Monrovia, as required by Article 79(c) of the 1986 Liberian Constitution and are in good standing were entitled to contest the elections. In order to contest the elections, political parties, coalitions, and/or alliances that were already registered with the NEC nominated candidates for elections. In order for political parties, coalitions, or alliances to nominate a candidate, or for an independent candidate to be nominated for elections, s/he had to fulfill the application requirements, and meet the following eligibility criteria as follows:
 
Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates
- Be a natural born citizen of Liberia;
- Have attained the age of thirtyfive (35) years;
- Be a resident in Liberia not less than ten (10) years prior to the time of the Presidential elections, provided that the President and the VicePresident do not come from the same county.
- Be the owner of unencumbered real property valued at not less than twentyfive thousand (25,000) dollars.
 
Senatorial Candidates
- Be a citizen of Liberia;
- Have attained the age of thirty (30) years for the Senate;
- Be domiciled in the county or electoral district he/she plans to represent for not less than one (1) year prior to the election for the Senate; and
- Be a taxpayer.
 
House of Representatives Candidates
- Be a citizen of Liberia;
- Have attained the age of twentyfive (25) years for the House of Representatives;
- Be domiciled in the county or electoral district he/she plans to represent for not less than one (1) year prior to the time of the election for House of Representatives; and
- Be a taxpayer.
 
Nomination Fees
Any person wishing to be nominated for the 2011 Elections must pay a non refundable fee to the NEC.
- Presidential Candidates – US $2,500 or its Liberian Dollar equivalent
- Vice Presidential Candidates – US $1,500 or its Liberian Dollar equivalent
- Senatorial Candidates – US $750 or its Liberian Dollar equivalent
- House of Representatives – US $500 or its Liberian Dollar equivalent
 
Bank deposits for Independent Candidates during Nomination
Independent Candidates during the course of their candidacy shall maintain an updated bank account and provide a bank statement/deposit slip or a manager’s cheque to NEC during Candidate Nomination showing a balance not less than:
- 10.000 USD for President and VicePresidential Candidates
- 7.500 USD for Senatorial Candidates
- 5.000 USD for House of Representatives Candidates
 
A total of 925 candidates have duly been qualified to stand in the elections on October 11, 2011. There are 16 Presidential candidates, three of whom are females. For the Senatorial elections, there are 99 candidates, 11 of whom are females, while the House of Representative elections have 794 candidates, with 90 females. Ballots for the presidential race are red while blue is for the senatorial contest and green for the House of Representatives.

»UPCOMING ELECTIONS CALENDER
DateActivity
July 02nd, 2017 - August 09th 2017

Objections & Appeals on Nomination held & Determined

July 28th, 2017

Release of Final Voter Registration Figures

July 31st, 2017

Final List of Candidates Published

July 31st, 2017 - October 08th 2017

PRESIDENTIAL & REPRESENTATIVE CAMPAIGN PERIOD

August 05th, 2017 - October 05th 2017

Accreditation of Party Agents, Media & Observers for Elections

August 07th, 2017 - August 12th 2017

REPLACEMENT OF LOST & DAMAGED VR CARDS

August 11th, 2017

Launch of CVE for 2017 Elections

August 15th, 2017 - September 30th 2017

Candidates Debate Period

October 10th, 2017

ELECTION DAY

October 25th, 2017

Announcement of Final Results of Election

Election Calendar
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