ECC meets with NEC, raises concerns over the status of the Biometric Registration & Census outcome

The NEC Board of Commissioners responded to a called meeting by the ECC on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. The meeting was an information sharing session between the NEC and the ECC. The ECC wanted to know the status of the ensueing Biometric Voters Registration and how the National Housing & Population Census will affect boundary delimitation that will be used by the NEC in reapportioning various districts for the 2023 elections. In response, the NEC Co-chairperson, Cllr. P. Teplah Reeves said modalities are being worked out to begin the biometric voters registration process. He said technicians of the LAXTON Group, the groug who won the bid to procure BVR equipment and materials are currently working with technicians of the Commission to address all of the technical problems for a smooth conduct of the BVR process. In his response, he said the country has been divided into two phases for the conduct of the BVR process. It begins on March 20, 2023 and ends May 11, 2023.

The session was led by the Co-chairperson of the Commission, Cllr. P. Teplah Reeves, and supported by Commissioners, Boakai A. Dukuly, Floyd Oxley Sayor, Counselor Ernestine Morgan Awar, Barsee Leo Kpangbai, and Josephine Kou Gaye.

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