LDI criticizes NEC’s election timetable

Written by Moses Wenyou Source: Star Radio Liberia

The Liberia Democratic Institute has released what it considers a critical appraisal of the electoral timetable released by the National Elections Commission.
The Executive Director of the LDI Dan Saryee told a news conference Thursday the NEC electoral timetable lacks completeness and adequate disclosures.
Mr. Saryee said the ten-day period provided for hearing of objections and appeals for voters is unrealistic considering the bad road condition across the country.
He contended that hearings will be centralized meaning, no matter where objections or appeals originate, Monrovia will determine the fate of the voter.
The LDI boss also commented on the six-day period allotted to the exhibition of provisional registration roll describing it as inadequate.
Mr. Saryee wants some more time added to afford voters the time to ensure their names and other personal details are properly recorded.
He noticed the September 18, 2011 period for the arrival of ballot papers in the country is too far from the Election Day and called for it to be cut down.
Mr. Saryee called on the NEC to take note of his concerns as they could be potentially explosive and legitimize false claims by some parties and contestants.
The LDI boss spoke when he launched the maiden edition of his organization’s latest advocacy campaign called LDI’s 2011 Elections Viewpoint.


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