Liberia investigates underage and duplication of voters register
Written by Tunde Adeyemi on May 22, 2023
The Liberian electoral commission has begun investigating cases of underage voter registration and the duplication of voter register, an act which violate the country’s electoral law.
The National Elections Commission, NEC, says said all ineligible registrants will be removed from the poll register and officials found culpable of malpractices prosecuted.
It said it uncovered the cases during an examination of the voter register, following the completion of data synchronization from two counties.
The Liberia Election Commission is introducing biometric voter registration for the first time for the October presidential and legislative elections.
Liberian law allows only citizens aged 18 and above to vote.