National Elections Commission (NEC), Cllr. Jerome G. Korkoya
NEC Says Voter Roll Climbs To 1.9m
By Calvin Brooks
MONROVIA, July 1 (LINA) -The National Elections Commission (NEC) has disclosed the number of qualified voters in Liberia now stands at 1,903,229.
According to NEC Chairman Cllr. Jerome G. Korkoya, 986,190 or 52 percent of this number are males, while 917,039 or 48 percent are females.
Korkoya said the 2011 Voter Registration Exercise registered a total of 1,798,930 eligible Liberians, while the 2014 Voter Roll Update Exercise registered 104,710 additional voters.
Chairman Korkoya made the disclosure Monday at a press conference at the NEC headquarters in the Monrovia suburb of Sinkor.
He explained that based on the result, Montserrado County has the highest number of registered voters totaling 649,484 or 34percent followed by Nimba with 241,903 registered voters which is equivalent to 13percent, while Bong and Lofa counties have 178,866 and 164,203 voters respectively, which is about 9 percent each.
He said Rivercess and River Gee counties have the lowest number of registered voters, which stand at 31,550 and 31, 515 respectively, equivalent to about 3percent each.
In related development, the NEC boss has also revealed that the nomination of candidates for the 2014 Mid-term Senatorial election will run from July 2 to 24, as indicated by chapter 4 Section 4.5 of the 1986 Election Law.
Cllr. Krokoya stressed that during the nomination period, individuals who are interested in contesting the election on the tickets of registered political parties, coalitions and alliances as well as independent candidates will be required to follow the candidate nomination procedures published recently by the NEC in the local dailies and on its website.