Carter Center Statements – 2017 Elections in Liberia

The Carter Center has deployed an international election observation mission to observe Liberia’s presidential and legislative elections on Oct. 10.  Find out more about the Center’s observation work by clicking on the links below…

Carter Center Encourages Liberian Political Parties to Continue to Use Existing Electoral Dispute-Resolution Mechanisms

October 29, 2017

As Liberia prepares for a presidential run-off election, The Carter Center acknowledges the historic opportunity for the country to proceed with a peaceful transition of power from one democratically elected president to another.  The Center understands that some parties are challenging the election, and we are glad that today they have reiterated their commitment to using the appropriate legal dispute-resolution procedures provided in Liberian law

Carter Center Issues Preliminary Statement on Liberia Election

October 12, 2017

In a preliminary statement issued today, The Carter Center commended Liberians for the calm and peaceful atmosphere of their nation’s Oct. 10 election. No matter the outcome of this election, it will result in a transfer of power from one democratically elected government to another for the first time in the lives of many Liberians. This moment marks an important turning point for the nation’s democracy, and the Liberian people have shown a clear desire for a peaceful and smooth transfer of power.


Carter Center Issues Liberia Pre-Election Statement and Announces Mission Co-Leaders

Sept. 29, 2017

The Carter Center today released a pre-election statement summarizing key findings from the campaign period and pre-electoral environment in the lead-up to Liberia’s presidential and legislative elections on Oct. 10.


Carter Center Releases Statement on Liberia’s Pre-Election Activities

Sept. 12, 2017

As Liberia moves toward its third post-conflict election and a historic transfer of power, the Carter Center’s international election observation mission today released a statement on the process to date, which includes recommendations to ensure a peaceful, credible election.


Carter Center Launches International Election Observation Mission in Liberia

Aug. 28, 2017

The Carter Center has launched an international election observation mission to Liberia’s Oct. 10 presidential and legislative elections.


Carter Center Releases Statement on Liberia’s Voter Registration Process

Mar. 3, 2017

Despite some early operational hiccups that have mostly been resolved, Liberia’s ongoing voter registration process is progressing smoothly, according to a Carter Center statement released today.


The Carter Center Deploys Pre-Election Assessment Team to Liberia

Feb. 16, 2017

Following an invitation from the National Election Commission of Liberia, The Carter Center will deploy a limited mission of international electoral experts to Liberia to assess the voter registration process and the pre-election environment in advance of general elections anticipated in October 2017.


Learn more about the findings of previous Carter Center election observation missions…

Liberian Elections – 1997

Liberian Elections – 2005

Liberian Elections – 2011