Election FAQ

Elections in Liberia: 2014 Special Senatorial Elections


Originally slated for October 14, 2014, Liberia's special senatorial elections were moved to December 20 due to the Ebola outbreak. Amid this public health crisis, Liberians will head to the polls to elect half of the country's 30-member Senate. With the State of Emergency imposed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf expiring in November, the conduct of this election will be an important marker of the progress made in the fight against Ebola.

To help you understand this pivotal election, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Liberia: 2014 Special Senatorial Elections. IFES FAQs include:

  • Who are citizens voting for on Election Day?
  • Why were the elections delayed from October 2014?
  • How will voters with disabilities cast their ballots?
  • How will election disputes be adjudicated?

    Learn more about IFES' program in Liberia.