In the wake of the one-week postponement of its Congress by the Press Union of Liberia, the Elections Commission has also announced the extension of the elections timetable slated for Ganta, Nimba County.
Election Commission chair, Aaron Kollie attributed the postponement to ‘logistical and financial constraints’ PUL said it was facing. Mr. Kollie did not elaborate.
However, according to a press release issued over the weekend in Monrovia, the elections will now be held on November 19 instead of the November 12, as previously announced.
Accordingly, all activities surrounding the elections have been adjusted, including the submission of applications for elected positions, to Wednesday, November 9.
Interviewing of candidates, which commenced on Friday, November 4, will continue up to Thursday, November 10 at 3p.m., while publication of the list of qualified candidates will be released on Friday, November 11.
The release further said that it would declare campaign formally open following the publication of the list of qualified candidates to run up to November 18 at midnight.
According to the release, debate for the elections will be held on Saturday, November 19, and will run up to 11a.m. Polls will open at 11:45a.m., and close at 4p.m.
Meanwhile, the Elections Commission called on all journalists, particularly those who are desirous of contesting for the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary General and Assistant Secretary General, to observe the timetable and the elections guidelines issued recently as there will be strict adherence to these set rules and regulations.