Runoff Election Likely for 2018 – Sources


The National Elections Commissions will need more than a month to prepare and implement the ruling
of the Supreme Court of Liberia before conducting the runoff presidential elections, sources in and
outside NEC have hinted.

In its Dec. 7 majority opinion the Court ordered the elections body to carryout a ful clean-up of

the final voter registration roll and publish it ib hard and soft copies in accordance with
elections law and constitution.

NEC is at the moment conducting internal assessment of the task relative to cleaning the voters roll, training of election workers and deployment of logistics to determine the date for the runoff vote, one source, an international observer said on strict conduction of anonymity.

The Court said in its ruling “it is the considered opinion of this Court that the ruling of the

NEG’s Board commissioners declaring a run-oft election is hereby affirmed, however, with modifications

as follows:

a. That the NEC is mandated and ordered to fully comply with the standards of publication of the FRR as in Keeping with law and as discussed in the Opinion;
b. That the NEC is mandated to conduct a lull clean-up ol the FRR lo have it comply with

the provision of the law·,

c. That the FRR be made available in published hard-copies to all Election Magistrates and

polling places across the country in accordance with law prior to any run-oft election being