“The Elections Coordinating Committee (ECC) and Liberia Elections Observation Network (LEON) strengthen coordination for the 2023 General Elections”-Sign an MOU 

Monrovia. The Elections Coordinating Committee (ECC) and the Liberia Election Observation Network (LEON) have agreed to strengthen collaboration and coordination for the observation of the 2023 general election. By signing…

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ECC Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) Phase-one Observation Report

Summary

The Elections Coordinating Committee (ECC), established in 2010, is Liberia’s largest domestic election observation network comprising seven Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) with diverse competencies, experiences, and expertise in democracy and governance work targeting different sectors of the population, including women, youth, traditional leaders, policymakers and the media. ECC deployed 43 trained observers across the six (6) counties[1], and 36 electoral districts to observe the conduct of the 2023 biometric voter registration exercise that took place from March 20 to April 9, 2023. The ECC also released a preliminary update and a press statement condemning violence and voter trucking. This report summarizes the findings and recommendations for the entire period of phase-one observation.

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“The ECC calls on the security apparatus to launch an immediate investigation into the reports of harassment, intimidation and violence perpetrated by Political Actors and others in electoral district 01, Grand Cape Mount County”

This ECC preliminary update covers findings from 144 reports over 4 days of deployment from March 21-April 2, 2023. It also contains updates on the objection and appeal processes at the NEC Magistrates’ offices, including critical incidents observed and recommendations to improve the process.

Overall, the ECC observed that registration centers generally opened in time and all relevant BVR equipment were present. However, there have been reports of equipment failures and card shortages in some centers which resulted in disruption of the process in instances such as at the Harbel Garden School, with code 24086- (more…)

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“ECC condemns the wave of electoral violence and voters’ trucking marring the voter registration process and commends the NEC for beginning the BVR on schedule”

The Elections Coordinating Committee (ECC) commends the National Elections Commission NEC for conducting the 2023 Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) on schedule and calls on all eligible voters to turn out…

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Liberia Domestic Elections Observation Activity

The Elections Coordinating Committee (ECC) is pleased to announce a partnership with the United States Agency of International Development (USAID) under the project:  “The Liberia Domestic Elections Observation (LIDEO) Activity. The project, which is a Fixed Amount Award from February 28, 2023 – August 28, 2025, is valued at 1,466,745.00 United States Dollars.

The overarching goal of the project is to enhance voter confidence in the electoral processes and results, to the extent (more…)

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