NEC Official Warns Against Registering Refugees
By Chris Nyenapee, Grand Gedeh County Correspondent
ZWEDRU City, Feb 1 (LINA) - National Elections Commission (NEC) Senior Magistrate for Grand Gedeh County, Arthur Dougee, has warned against the encouragement of refugees to register in the ongoing voters roll update exercise.
He said registering refugees who are not Liberians will give politicians illegal votes in the upcoming mid-term senatorial election.
Speaking shortly before the release of the schedule of activities of the update which started in the county on Thursday, January 30, for 45 days, Mr. Dougee told the Liberia News Agency (LINA) that the voters roll update is for eligible Liberians only.
He disclosed that seven teams have been drawn up and deployed in 64 centers around Grand Gedeh on scheduled dates to ensure the participation of eligible voters.
Already, he said, posters have been posted at public buildings, including schools, churches, mosques, palava huts and other places.
Magistrate Dougee also warned against trucking voters from one place to another to register as was done in the 2011 general and presidential elections.
This, he noted, was one of several reasons for the low turn-out of voters in the second round because there was no means to transport them when their sponsors lost in the first round of the elections.