Liberia

Population Statistics

4,195,666

Total Population

629,350

Population with a disability

according to World Health Organization’s 15% estimate

Election Dates

31
dec

Liberia Senate 2020

2020

26 July 2012

Ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities


Constitution of the Republic of Liberia (1986)

Updated: June 2015

Article 63 states:

(a) Whenever a person elected to the office of President dies or is otherwise incapacitated before being inaugurated into office, the Vice-President elected shall succeed to the office of President, and this accession shall commence a term.

(b) Whenever the office of the President shall become vacant by reason of death, resignation, impeachment, or the President shall be declared incapable of carrying out the duties and functions of his office, the Vice-President shall succeed to the of the President to complete the unexpired term. In such a case, this not constitute a term.

(c) The Legislature shall, no later than one year after the coming into force of this Constitution, prescribe the guidelines and determine the procedure under which the President, by reason of illness, shall be declared incapable of carrying out the functions of his office. d. Whenever the office of the Vice-President becomes vacant by reason of death, resignation, impeachment, inability or otherwise, the President shall, without delay, nominate a candidate who, with the concurrence of both Houses of the Legislature, shall be sworn in and hold office as Vice-President until the next general elections are held. Whenever the Vice-President elect dies, resigns, or is incapacitated before being inaugurated, the President elected on the same ticket with him, shall, after being inaugurated into office, nominate without delay a candidate who, with the concurrence of both Houses of the Legislature, shall be sworn in an hold office as Vice-President until the next general elections are held.

 

Article 64 states:
Whenever the office of the President and of the Vice-President shall become vacant by reason of removal, death, resignation, inability or other disability of the President and Vice-President, the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall be sworn in as Acting President until the holding of elections to fill the vacancies so created. Should the Speaker be legally incapable or otherwise unable to assume the office of Acting President, then the same shall devolve in order upon the Deputy speaker and members of the Cabinet in the order of precedence as established by law. The Elections Commission shall within ninety days conduct elections for a new President and a new Vice-President.

 

Article 71 states:

The Chief Justice and Associates Justices of the Supreme Court and the judges of subordinate courts of record shall hold office during good behavior. They may be removed upon impeachment and conviction by the Legislature based on proved misconduct, gross breach of duty, inability to perform the functions of their office, or conviction in a court of law for treason, bribery or other infamous crimes.

 

Excerpts from the Constitution of the Republic of Liberia (1986)

The New Elections Law (1986, last amended 2004)

Updated: June 2015

Section 3.1 states:

Every citizen of Liberia who has attained the age of eighteen (18) years or older, may register as a voter except one who has been judicially declared to be incompetent or of unsound mind or who has been disenfranchised as a result of conviction of an infamous crime and has not been restored to citizenship…

 

Section 3.22 states:

The Clerk of the Monthly and Probate Court in any county or district shall furnish or send to the appropriate Magistrate of Elections, upon adjudication, the names and addresses of all persons who have been judicially declared incompetent or of unsound mind together with the incompetent voter’s card previously obtained before such declaration or decree by the court.

 

Section 3.24 states:

Any person whose name is removed from a Registration Roll because he/she was judicially declared incompetent or of unsound mind or because he/she was convicted and sentenced for an offense disenfranchising him as a voter, when no longer disqualified and restored to citizenship, may have his name added to a Registration Roll by re-registration or by making a claim in accordance with the Provisions of Section 3.11 of this title.

 

Section 5.1 states:

Except one who has been judicially declared to be incompetent or of unsound mind, or who has been barred from voting as a result of his/her conviction and imprisonment for an infamous crime which disenfranchised him as a voter and has not been restored to full citizenship, a Liberian citizen who has attained the age of 18 years or above with a valid registration card may vote at any election in the voting precinct of the electoral district for which he/she is registered.

 

Excerpts from the New Elections Law (1986, last amended 2004)

Voting Registration Regulations (2005)

Updated: June 2015

Section 5 states:

Every citizen of Liberia who has attained the age of eighteen years or older, and has not been judicially declared to be incompetent, or of unsound mind or who has not been disenfranchised as a result of conviction of an infamous crime will be eligible to register between 10 January and 6 February 2011.

 

Excerpt from the Voter Registration Regulations (2005)