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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.




 
»UPCOMING ELECTIONS CALENDER
DateActivity
August 15th, 2020 - October 15th 2020

Accreditation of Party Agents, Observers, Media and for Election & Referendum

September 01st, 2020 - September 21st 2020

CANDIDATE NOMINATION PERIOD

September 01st, 2020 - September 24th 2020

Objection and Appeals on Nomination held & Determined

September 01st, 2020 - September 28th 2020

Objections & Appeals on Voter Roll Update held & determined

September 11th, 2020 - September 25th 2020

VOTER ROLL UPDATE PERIOD

September 15th, 2020 - December 03rd 2020

National Stakeholders Consultation on Referendum

September 22nd, 2020

Provisional List of Candidates Published

September 28th, 2020 - October 27th 2020

Civic and Voter Education for Exhibition

October 10th, 2020

Final List of Candidates Published

October 10th, 2020 - December 06th 2020

POLITICAL CAMPAIGN PERIOD

October 16th, 2020

Official Launch of Referendum Outreach and Media Campaign

October 20th, 2020

Release of Final Voter Roll Update Figures

October 22nd, 2020 - October 31st 2020

EXHIBITION OF PROVISIONAL REGISTRATION ROLL

October 22nd, 2020 - November 11th 2020

Hearing, Inquiry and Appeal processes for Exhibition

October 30th, 2020

Launch of Civic and Voter Education for Special Senatorial Election & Referendum

November 25th, 2020

Listing of Voting Precincts Published

December 08th, 2020

SENATORIAL ELECTION AND REFERENDUM DAY

December 10th, 2020

Announcement of Provisional Results Begins (Referendum & Senatorial Election)

December 15th, 2020

Announcement of Final Senatorial Election Results

December 23rd, 2020

Announcement of Final Referendum Results

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