The Chairman of Libya’s High National Elections Commission (HNEC), Emad Al-Din Al-Sayeh, during a press conference on Monday, disclosed that the voters’ registration date has been extended to 17 August.
Al-Sayeh pointed out that the registration for Libyans abroad will begin on 18 August and run until 15 September.
The Chairman explained that the decision came based on the desire of Civil Society Organisations to provide an opportunity for those who did not register or wish to change their voting centre.
He commended the efforts of the Government of National Unity (GNU) after the government allocated an additional amount of funding to cover the financing of the elections. As well as forming a ministerial committee to support and implement the electoral process.
Al-Sayeh also lauded the telecommunications sector and civil society for raising awareness and motivating citizens to vote at the upcoming elections.
He thanked the media for its role in creating a “positive atmosphere” which had a prominent role in disseminating information and motivating citizens to participate in the elections.