Big day for Liberia as polls nears

2,183,683 registered Liberian voters will queue to vote for a president out of the 20 candidates, and 73 lawmakers out of the 986 aspirants on October 10.

Polls open at 8am and close at 6pm local time. The elections will be conducted by the National Elections Commission led by Chairman Jerome G. Korkoya.

The legislative election is done using the first-past-the-post system of voting. This means the voter casts a single vote for the candidate of their choice. The candidate who receives the most votes is declared winner. This system does not require a run-off in the legislative election.

As stated in the electoral laws, 19 magistrates and 4 regional coordinators trained to handle election dispute cases are positioned in the counties with extra lawyers hired to handle appeals.

The final results of the elections will be announced on October 25. If there is no winner, a run-off will be held exactly a month after.

Laura Nayere
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I am a trained Television producer, with Bachelor Degree in Broadcast Production(Television) University of Nairobi and also Diploma in Mass communication from the Multimedia University specialized in (Radio Production) I have had experience from different media houses from Print Media, Radio and Television. I worked with Kenya News Agency as a features writer and a court reporter, also worked with Pamoja FM as a reporter. later joined Association of Media Women in Kenya(AMWIK)where I acquired skills in research, content development, writing articles on gender basically women empowerment and doing radio programs. I then proceeded to British Broadcasting Cooperation where I did news reporting, Script writing and also Feature Stories. I later joined KTN NEWS as a producer of different programs. I am passionate in journalism as a career and hope to move the media to a higher notch than the ordinary media today. I like acting, travelling and writing

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