NEC Gears Up For 2017…Sets UP Steering C’ttee

The Chairman of the National Elections Commission has constituted the Steering Committee of the 2017 Presidential and Representative Elections.

The 2017 Elections Steering Committee is chaired by Commissioner Samuel Joe and Co-Chaired by Policy Advisor John K. Langlay. All Commissioners of the NEC are ex-officio to the Committee.

The Committee is tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that an appropriate legal framework is developed to guide the 2017 electoral process and guarantee protection for the Commission and all stakeholders in the electoral process in Liberia.

The Committee is also required to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the Commission’s facilities, voting precincts and polling places as well as take stock of the state of all NEC’s warehouses and equipment across the country.

The Committee is further expected to develop the timeline and Key Dates for the 2017 Presidential and Legislative Elections and formulate a defined and well-coordinated plan for the recruitment of temporary elections workers.

Members of the Committee include all heads of departments, sections and units of the Commission.

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