The domestic elections observer group in Liberia, the Elections Coordinating Committee (ECC) deployed 2,170 trained and accredited observers including 170 mobile observers and 2,000 polling place observers deployed in all 73 districts. This preliminary statement is based on reports that the Elections Coordinating Committee (ECC) has received from 496 out of 498 Rapid Response Observers deployed to polling places proportionally nationwide as of 5:00PM on October 11, 2017. Based on reports from ECC observers deployed to polling places in all 73 districts, Liberians turned out peacefully in large numbers to choose their next leaders and play their part in deciding the country's future. ECC observers witnessed Liberians casting their ballots despite challenges. This includes issues with the Final Registration Roll (FRR), long queues, and polling places that closed at 6:00pm with voters still waiting to vote. While technical and administrative lapses made this process more difficult for voters, Liberians demonstrated their commitment to exercising their right to vote by turning out in large numbers, enduring the long queues, and peacefully engaging in the polls. Check out more details by following the link.
The West Africa Election Observers Network (WAEON) is collaborating with the Washington DC-based National Democratic Institute (NDI) to participate in the upcoming general elections in Liberia, scheduled for October 10, 2017. Through NDI, WAEON will contribute to NDI International Observation Mission for the elections.