Friday, March 18, 2011

Liberia: NEC set 23rd August 2011 for National Constitutional Referendum

The National Elections Commission (NEC) has issued a Writ of Referendum to elections magistrates announcing May 1, 2011 to August 1, 2011 from 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. as the periods for campaigning for the National Constitutional Referendum in Liberia.

The magistrates were identified from 19 magisterial areas in the country thereby identifying August 23, 2011 as the official date for the conduct of the National Constitutional Referendum which is in keeping with the Joint Resolution passed by the 52nd National Legislature.

The Referendum amongst others, aims at amending  the 10-year residence clause in the Constitution, the tenure of the Chief Justice and Associate Justices, as well change in the elections timetable from the 2nd Tuesday in October to the 2nd Tuesday in November.


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