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Date:12 Jul 2011
Liberia 2011: NEC Releases Final Electoral Districts

In keeping with the key electoral dates for the conduct of the 2011 Presidential and Legislative Elections, the National Elections Commission (NEC) of Liberia has released the final Electoral Districts for the holding of the upcoming legislative elections.

In a statement from the Chairman of the Commission Hon. James M. Fromayan, the Electoral Districts are not administrative districts- they are to be used only to elect members of the House of Representatives. For the 2005 elections, electoral districts were never clearly defined by geographic boundaries; instead, voting registration centers were simply amalgamated based on the 2005 registration numbers. But the new electoral districts take into consideration geographic boundaries.

Derivation of Electoral Districts

In keeping with international best practices as it relates to electoral districts delineation, the Commission allocated House of Representatives seats to each county according to the “Special Electoral Threshold” based on the Joint Resolution passed by the Legislature on July 22, 2010.

Using Voter Registration figure, county population thresholds were calculated based on the number of seats and the number of registered voters in each county. Following the adoption of this methodology, the Commission drew provisional electoral districts for each county using established delimitation criteria.

The statment concludes that the numbering of the districts has also been changed and all should appreciate the new numbering of the electoral districts.


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