NEC Holding Workshops On Electoral Dispute Resolution
MONROVIA, October 5 (LINA) - Ahead of the 2017 Elections, the National Elections Commission (NEC) has begun holding a series of workshops on the Electoral Dispute Resolution process.
The four-day workshop started on Monday and is intended to drill stakeholders in the various phases of the electoral dispute resolution mechanism.
Issues being discussed at the workshop include the Types of Electoral Complaints; How to file a complaint; Initial reaction of NEC to complaints; who adjudicates complaints; complaints hearing process, remedies and appeals.
The workshop is being held in phases with participants attending at different intervals, according to a NEC release issued Wednesday.
The first phase of the workshop was held on Monday and brought together senior staff of the National Elections Commission while the Tuesday session was attended by officials of the 22 registered political parties.
More than 20 lawyers of the Liberian National Bar Association attended Wednesday’s Session while the fourth and final session will be held on Thursday for members of the civil society.
The objective of the workshop is to acquaint stakeholders with the electoral dispute hearing mechanism and processes common to the Elections Complaints Hearing.
The workshop is being sponsored by the European Union through U.N. Development Program and the U.S. Agency for International Development through the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).
Meanwhile, renovation works have begun at the headquarters of the National Elections Commission (NEC) in Monrovia.
The works are being conducted at the James M. Fromayan Conference Hall where official results of elections are announced.
Other works include replacing the steel fence with concrete bricks and installation of lights to illuminate the compound during night hours.
The Government of Liberia is funding the renovation project which is being implemented by the General Services Agency (GSA).