As registered voters are currently participating in the 2020 Special Senatorial Elections and Representative By-elections in Montserrado and Sinoe Counties, KMTV News brings you updates from unfolding in some parts of the country.
The process is peaceful across Liberia but there are reports of late opening at some pooling centers and delay in getting voting materials to polling centers.
Health guidelines are also not being ahead to, which include the wearing of a mask, washing of hands, and 6-feet distances at some centers.
President George Weah and First lady Clar Weah earlier today cast their votes at the Keneja Public School in District#6, Montserrado County.
President Weah reemphasized calls for Liberians to remain peaceful during these periods.
Major contestants in the special elections across Liberia are in cues casting their votes and are encouraging all Liberians to turn out and vote.
However, some marketers in Monrovia have opened their markets and are refusing to participate in the process despite a public holiday announced by Liberian leader George Weah.
Some voters are expressing frustration over the process as limited education was provided to them on the referendum, why others have raised issues with their names being omitted from NEC’s updated roster.
There has been one ill- regularity reported of a voter at the ‘ Right Hand Education Foundation, Omega Tower Red Hill Community who is alleging that his ballot being marked, prior to him voting.
In Maryland county, election contractors are educating people on the referendum process with one polling center yet to open. NEC contractors are trying to set up the center due to the late arrival of voting materials couple with some voters denied voting due to failure to update their voter’s card at some centers in the county.
Police in Monrovia has nabbed a Liberian male with multiple voting cards.
Prior to his arrest, several Liberians alleged that multiple individuals acquired multiple voting cards.
Also in Margibi county, tension has erupted at the Datota Public School in Kakata. There was a fight between representatives of two political party’s observer.
NEC supervisor, Jonathan Varney said, the police were called in to curb the situation and voting is ongoing and peaceful.