A two-man technical delegation from the Electoral Commission for Sierra Leone (ECSL) is presently in Liberia to share the experience with the country’s National Elections Commission (NEC) and provide technical support on the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) System.

The team comprises the Director of Data Management and Voters Roll, Jusufu Henry Swaray, and the Assistant Director for Administration of ECSL, Aiah Quiwa will be spending five days in Liberia.

In his statement, Jusufu Henry Swaray, the Director of Data Management and Voters Roll of ECSL said the delegation will mainly be engaging with the Data Center and sharing templates and other information useful for the smooth implementation of the NEC BVR system.

He continued that the ECSL is pleased to render its support to Liberia’s migration from Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) to BVR, which is the more globally accepted and modern electoral system.

The Liberia NEC, through its Chairperson Davidetta Browne Lansanah, requested assistance from the Chairman of ECSL, Mohamed Konneh under the Economic Commission of Network of Elections Commissions of West Africa (ECONEC) Information Sharing Agreement, in preparation for the roll-out of the 2023 BVR exercise on 20 March.

The Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone has successfully used Biometric Voter Registration in the 2012, 2018, and, 2022 elections, ns, and Liberia is poised to make maximum use of its experience for a successful BVR system in Liberia.