Electoral Commission prepares new legislation on district polls


The Electoral Commission (EC) on Monday said it would prepare a new legislation to be passed by Parliament before fresh nominations were taken for the District Level Elections.

A statement signed by Mr Amadu Sulley, Deputy Chairman (Operations) of the EC, and copied the Ghana News Agency, said this was in total compliance with the Supreme Court ruling ordering that the election processes should be conducted afresh.

The EC appeals to members of the public for their co-operation.

The Supreme Court on Friday February 27, 2015  declared the district level  election unconstitutional, compelling the EC to suspend activities towards the March 3 poll.

The Court further ordered the EC to re-demarcate electoral boundaries for the elections, in accordance with CI 85.

After completing and submitting his forms on Monday, December 22, 2014, Benjamin Eyi Mensah, Assemblyman aspirant for Efutu in the Central Region was told that the filing of nominations closed on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 5pm.

The aggrieved aspirant then went to the highest court of the land, the Supreme Court and obtained a favourable judgment.

Patronage at the local level elections has usually been low. But with increased advertisement on radio and TV, it was expected that turn-out this year would be better.


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