The Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) was sued by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) over proposals to register voters on Thursday, October 1.
“The major opposition group wants” a declaration that the Electoral Commission behaved ultra vires in its effort to reopen and/or register voters on Thursday, 1 October 2020, because the Electoral Commission did not publish in the Gazzette, twenty-one (21) days ‘ notice to the political parties and the general public of the registration of these voters.
“A resolution that the EC can not continue to reopen and/or execute the exercise on the registration of voters scheduled for Thursday, 1 October 2020, without first publishing in the Gazette, twenty-one (21) days ‘ notice to the political parties and the general public of the registration of such voters.”
For those who were unable to enroll after the registration exercise, the election management agency had intended to reopen the 2020 voter register.
The registry was to be reopened at the Commission’s district offices nationally on Thursday, 1 October.
“In a statement released on Thursday, 24 September, the EC claimed that the change was to” give opportunity to those who have reached the age of eighteen (18) and to people who, for one reason or another, have not been able to register for the registration exercise just completed.
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana