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 NEC Sets September 29 as Date For Re-Run of Bong County Election September 1st, 2015

The National Elections Commission (NEC) has set Tuesday, September 29, 2015 as the date for the Re-run of the Special Senatorial Election in parts of Bong County. The areas comprise two precincts and one polling center and include Sanoyea Market, Polling Place Number 5, Yarbayeh Public School Precinct and Beletenda Palava Hut Precinct, all of which are in Electoral District Number 7. The date for the re-run of the election was announced Monday at a ceremony held at the headquarters of the Commission in Monrovia. During the ceremony, Chairman Jerome George Korkoya mandated the Clerk of Writs, Antoinette Johnson, to Issue a Writ for the Re-run of the Special Senatorial Election on the Elections Magistrate of Lower Bong County, Barzie Kpangba. Madam Johnson mandated the Magistrate to conduct a re-run of the Special Senatorial Election in the select precincts and polling center in Electoral District Number 7, Bong County, on September 29, 2015 from the hours of 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. She authorized the Lower Bong County Elections Magistrate to certify the endorsement of the writ of election by submitting to her office, the results of the Election following the completion of the electoral process. An August 7, 2015 judgement of the Supreme Court in the Case: Henrique F. Tokpa vs. National Elections Commission and the National Patriotic Party (NPP) Candidate Jewel Howard Taylor mandates the NEC to conduct a re-run of the election within sixty (60) days as of August 7. A Writ of Election is a legal instrument that authorizes Elections Magistrates to proceed with the conduct of elections. The issuance of the writ of Election is a requirement of Chapter 4 sub-section 4.3 of the New Elections Law of 1986.

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