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CHRAJ clears EC boss

  The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has cleared the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa over her alleged failure to declare her assets pursuant to 286 of the Constitution and Act 550. According to the Commission in its reports following a complaint lodged by pro-NDC group, …

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EC hit with fresh suit at Supreme Court over Voters Register

A man, identified as Mark Takyi-Banson, has filed a suit against the Electoral Commission (EC) and the Attorney-General, Gloria Akuffo. The suit, among others, seeks to challenge the EC’s decision to exclude voters identity card and birth certificates as mode of identification and qualification to be registered onto a new …

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New Voters Register; The Common Sense Approach

There have been a lot of back and forth on the new voters register and rightly so because of the polarization characterizing the political atmosphere in Ghana. The position of an Electoral Commissioner in Ghana is the most unenviable one amongst all other sensitive appointments. From the choice of the …

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EC must remove 7m names from register – LMVCA demands

Pressure group, Let My Vote Count Alliance wants over 7 million names expunged from the voter’s register, if the Electoral Commission decides not to compile new register. At a news conference in Accra, convener of the group that has been championing for a new register for years, David Asante said …

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EC To Brief Parliament On June 16

The Electoral Commission (EC) has agreed to brief Parliament on its preparation and plans for this year’s general election in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu said on Friday. Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu said that the session was expected to come off on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 …

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Group Threatens To Petition Akufo-Addo To Sack EC Chair

Some aggrieved Ghanaians are seeking for information from the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa, to determine whether or not to petition President, Nana Akufo-Addo, to remove her from office. In a statement, the lawyer for these persons, Chris A. Ackummey of BCMS Consulting, cited 11 reasons for …

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EC declines to appear before Parliament on June 9

The Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) has shot down an invitation by the Parliament of Ghana to appear before the house on June 9 to brief the legislature on its plans for the upcoming December polls. The minority in parliament has since April 30 been mounting pressure to have the EC summoned before the …

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‘We’ve overcome the technical glitches’ – EC

Mr Eric Dzakpasu, Deputy Volta Regional Director of the Electoral Commission, said the Commission has fixed the technical glitches that interrupted the pilot of the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits and processes in Ho on Tuesday. He said the BVR machine rejected all inputs after working smoothly from 0700 hours …

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EC refusing to file defense lawsuit against new voters’ register

Osei Kwame Griffiths, former boss of the National Identification Authority (NIA) under the John Mahama administration, has hauled the Electoral Commission (EC) before an Accra High Court, over its decision to procure items for the compilation of a new voters’ register for the December 2020 presidential and parliamentary polls. The …

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