Grand Bassa: Visually Impaired People Want NEC to Conduct Civic and Voter Education Ahead of December Polls


By: King Brown (Grand Bassa County Correspondent)

Grand Bassa County- Ahead of much anticipated December 8, midterm special senatorial polls, the County Coordinator of the Christian Association of the Blind in Buchanan is calling on the National Election Commission (NEC) to provide civic and voter education for visually impaired people.

Mr. Robert Kpadoe said there has been no civic and voter education for visually impaired people in Grand Bassa since the start of the electoral body’s calendar of events.

“NEC has not provided civic and voter education for us as visually impaired people and we are hearing about senatorial election and referendum, so we have decided that NEC should send somebody to educate us before December senatorial polls,” Mr. Kpadoe said.

Mr. Kpadoe said their votes will become invalid if the necessary education is not provided before the election.

Over two million citizens, including the visually impaired and the physically challenged, are expected to go to the polls on December 8 with 118 candidates vying for 15 senatorial seats.