A media briefing on the processes for registering nominations and receipts for the 2020 general election will be conducted by the Electoral Commission ( EC) today, Monday, September 14, 2020.
The Commission has already suggested that presidential and parliamentary aspirants would not physically select candidacy forms from EC offices for the first time in the country’s political history, but would have to import the forms for processing from its website.
Guidelines for nominations should be eligible for use by political parties and candidates on the EC ‘s website.
The Commission reported that the move was part of the safety protocols to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.
The plan, it added, would also tear down the tedious aspect of nomination filing and make it less complicated.
Aspirants aspiring to challenge parliamentary and presidential elections need to register their nominations with the EC, according to Ghana’s electoral rules.
Over the years, candidates or their delegates have been asked to visit the EC offices at the district, state or national level to select nominating forms that have been submitted and filed at a later date.
The mood was typically dramatic on such days, marked by drumming, chanting, dancing and sloganeering.
Thus, the new change by the EC will bring an end to the funfair of shape selection and filing.