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History of the NEC

The National Elections Commission (NEC) is an autonomous public commission that is responsible to conduct elections for all elective public offices and to administer and enforce all elections laws throughout the Republic of Liberia.

Historically, NEC has its origin from the Constitution of Liberia. At its inception, NEC was called Elections Commission (ECOM), deriving its constitutional strength from Chapter X, Article 89.
By statute, ECOM was then comprised of five members called commissioners. However in 2003, an Act of the National Legislature was passed increasing the number of commissioners to seven. This increment was upheld by the August 18, 2003 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) on Liberia signed in Accra, Ghana. Also, Article XIX of the CPA gave rise to the current National Elections commission in February 2004.
Specifically, the authorities of NEC, inherited from its predecessor, ECOM, are enshrined in Chapter 2, Section 9, Sub Section a-x of the New Elections Law of 1986.




 
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September 22nd, 2018

PUBLICATION OF BY-ELECTION REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES

September 24th, 2018 - October 06th 2018

CANDIDATE NOMINATION PERIOD

September 24th, 2018 - October 09th 2018

Period for Objectios and Claims

October 01st, 2018 - October 05th 2018

Replacement of Lost and Damaged VR Cards

October 05th, 2018 - November 04th 2018

Accreditation of Party Agents and Observers for Polling Day

October 08th, 2018

Publication of Provisional List of Candidates

October 10th, 2018

LAUNCH OF CVE/GENDER CAMPAIGN FOR ELECTION

October 15th, 2018

Last Day for Candidates to Appeal against Rejection

October 17th, 2018

Notification to Candidates for Acceptance or Rejection

October 17th, 2018

Last Day for Decision on Objections and Claims

October 17th, 2018

Final List of Candidates Published

October 17th, 2018 - November 18th 2018

SENATE & REPRESENTATIVE CAMPAIGN PERIOD

November 09th, 2018

Publicaiton of Voting Precincts

November 20th, 2018

ELECTION DAY

November 22nd, 2018

Announcement of Provisional Results

November 25th, 2018

Announcement of Final Results of Election

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