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Undermining Power of Local Governance?

"Chiefs had respect. But right now, chiefs... are controlled, sometimes by both the lawmakers and the executive branch of government.” "As you may know, the...

‘Liberia Will Be Better Served With Gender Balance in the Legislature’

Says Rep. Rosana Schaack In a June 2019 interview with Represent Women, Hon. Rosana Schaack stated that the diversity of experience and perspectives that women...

Civic Education, Electoral Reform, and Democracy

Civic education is integral to Liberia’s democracy becoming more robust, says veteran journalist John Kollie. In September 2012, almost one year after general elections and...

“We Have the Power” to Reform Our Electoral Laws

"We can all say there is a need to have more women in the electoral process; we want to have more women in leadership;...

A New Angle on ‘Generational Change’

Speaking on Farbric Radio (101.1 FM) Tuesday, September 17, the Elections Coordination Committee (ECC) spokespersons Oscar Bloh and Malcolm W. Joseph announced the next...

Liberia: Elections Campaign Financing 101

Liberia has reached critical milestones in the national electoral reform exercise which began in the aftermath of the 2017 electoral cycle. Numerous factors led to...

Election Reform Advocacy Through ‘’Visual Storytelling’’

The Liberia Accountability and Voice Initiative (LAVI) is the five-year USAID-funded project strengthening Liberian stakeholder partnerships that advocate for and monitor policy reforms. LAVI...

New Billboards Are “Good News” for Grand Kru and for Electoral...

By Shardrick Tarwily The Center for Media Studies in Liberia (CMSL) brought "good news" to the people of Grand Kru County. The civil society organization on...

All Roads Converge Towards Electoral Reform

The Elections Coordinating Committee, a network of civil society organizations at the forefront of election observation and analysis, last week Tuesday, August 27, submitted...

River Gee Women Talk Electoral Reform

- River Gee women have their say on elections and constitutional reform For the past six months, electoral reform has been "in everybody's mouth.’’ Having played...

Elections Coordinating Committee Wraps Up Town Hall Discussions on Electoral Reform

The Elections Coordinating Committee (ECC), a non-partisan elections observing body working to promote transparency and accountability in Liberia’s electoral process has recently concluded a...

It’s Time To Fix Our Broken Voter Registration Process

The National Identification Registry (NIR) was established in 2011 to spearhead and oversee provision of biometric identification cards to all Liberians, ECOWAS citizens and...

Southeast Women Expect More Than Rhetoric from Their Lawmakers

If the current administration’s national development agenda is indeed about transforming the lives of the poor, then perhaps the women of Liberia’s southeast have...

Chief Hallie: “Bad Roads Prevent Us from Getting to Polls in...

A recent community forum on electoral reform generated much enthusiasm from participants gathered at Nyehn Town, Todee District, lower Montserrado County. The one-day forum...

First-time Voters Want — And Need — Voter Education

By Moses Geply, Harper, Maryland County Liberia continues its gradual recovery from the consequences and aftershocks of fourteen years of civil crisis. The slow pace...

Moving Closer to Free and Fair Elections — For All

Does the allocation of polling centers support “free and fair” elections – for all? By Shardrick Tarwily Election reform is on the government’s agenda. Senior officials...

Grand Kru Community Leaders Call for Reform on Tenure of Elected...

-- Says staying too long in power creates complacency By Shardrick Tarwily in Grand Kru County Community leaders across Grand Kru County have joined the dialogue...

Bong Citizens Want Judicial Powers Independent of NEC

As part of electoral reforms, residents of Bong County, central Liberia, have called for judicial powers independent of authorities of the National Elections Commission...