…Launches CVE Community Engagement Campaign
National Elections Commission, (NEC) Chairperson, Davidetta Browne-Lansanah, has officially launched the 2020 Civic and Voter Education (CVE), Gender and Communications Sections Community Engagement Campaign.
The forum was launched at a one-day forum organized by the Centre for the Exchange of Intellectual Opinions (CEIOS), in Monrovia.
The 2020 one-day CVE Community engagement campaign which was launched on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, focused on the prevention of violence during the conduct of the December 8, 2020 Special Senatorial Elections (SSE) and National Referendum across the country.
Special Senatorial Elections and the Referendum will be conducted along with two Representative by-elections.
The two vacancies in the House of Representatives were caused by the death of Monttserrado County District 9 Representative, Munah Penoh Youngblood, and Sinoe County Representative, J. Nagbe Sloh.
Addressing CIOS members and other well-wishers in Monrovia, the NEC Chairperson challenged Liberians to turn out and freely vote in the Constitutional Referendum with a YES or NO vote for the eight constitutional propositions including reduction of the tenure of the President, Vice President from six years to five; Senators, from 9 years to 7; Representatives from six years to five, dual citizenship among others.
Earlier, the Executive Chairperson of the Center for the Exchange of Intellectual Ideas, Adolphus Weah, said the CEIO is the leading outreach forum in Monrovia where intellectuals from different professional backgrounds are welcomed to discuss national issues as it relates to the growth and development of Liberia.
The CEIO Executive Chairperson reminded the NEC Chairperson that Liberians expect nothing less than the conduct of free, fair, credible and transparent elections come Tuesday, 8, December 2020.
The launch of the community engagement campaign activities is a non-stop weeklong program of the Civic and Voter Education section as well as the Gender and Communications Sections of the National Elections Commission. The forum is aimed at educating Liberians on the Special Senatorial Elections, Constitutional Referendum and two representatives By-elections in Montserrado County district number and Sinoe County district number two.