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  • Whilst acknowledging the work done by her predecessors, Mrs Jean Mensa noted that she inherited a very weak institution.

    “I said it to you before, and I will repeat it. I don’t need the Electoral Commission to win an election; I don’t want to win an election in Ghana because of the Electoral Commission. I want to win an election in Ghana because of the people of Ghana; that they make a free and open choice that Akufo-Addo will be, again, their choice.”

  • How the country is going to navigate through this delicate process of appointing three new commissioners to the broad satisfaction of political parties and political actors is an enterprise that cannot be underplayed.

    Written By Koby Asmah - Over the past few weeks or so, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has taken and implemented very critical, tough and delicate governance decisions; the latest being the dismissal of the three commissioners of the Electoral Commission (EC).

  •  The Chairman of the Peoples National Convention (PNC), Mr Bernard Mornah has said he only cautioned the Electoral Commission (EC) on the chaos that could come up should it decide to go ahead with the new voters' registration exercise.

  • One does not expect the EC to just give in to the demands of an opposition party but the Commission must adduce cogent reasons why the wishes of a party cannot be granted. But in a situation where ...

    Written By Bubu Klinogo - The Electoral Commission has just concluded a two Pilot Voters Registration Exercise in all the sixteen regional capitals in the country. The essence of the exercise was to identify problems associated with the new system to find ways of mitigating them. The exercise is a strong and clear signal that the Electoral Commission is going ahead with its decision to discard the existing register and compile a completely new one in spite of strong opposition and resistance from the main opposition party, the NDC, other opposition parties and dozens of Civil Society Organisations.

  • CHRAJ similarly wants the President or the Inter-Ministerial Committee on COVID-19 to advise the EC on the potential public health risk and safety associated with the planned Voters' Registration.

    The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) wants President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to call the National Identification Authority (NIA) to order following its continuance of the mass Ghana Card registration exercise in the Eastern Region in the face of the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ghana.

  • Two Ghanaian nationals, Mark Oliver Kevor and Emmanuel Akumatey Okrah on Thursday sued the NIA for not halting the Ghana Card registration exercise ...

    The National Identification Authority (NIA) has suspended the ongoing mass registration exercise in the Eastern region.

  • If that process can and should be engaged, how is that different from a new voter registration exercise in terms of social distance and hygiene protocols within the context of COVID-19?

    It appears that all across sub-Saharan Africa, general elections are very much a ‘do-or-die affair’ with violence and allegations of rigging as part of the menu. In many cases, beyond the glossy manifestoes and the fine, high-brow speeches, the political parties run along ethnic and/or religious fault lines and ancient, deep-seated animosities easily light up with the spark of the ballot box.

  • Mrs Mensa has, therefore, called on the public or any individual with information concerning the matter to assist the police who have begun investigation into the case.

    The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Jean Mensa, has indicated that the credibility of the commission matters more than shielding any official.

  • The Electoral Commission on Tuesday December 4, 2018 dumped the controversial multi-coloured logo championed and introduced by its immediate past chairperson, Mrs Charlotte Osei in April 2016

    The Electoral Commission (EC) has explained that returning to the use of its original logo, which bears the Coat of Arms and has a ballot box showing the hand casting it's vote will not "cost any significant amount of money."

  • But in its motion filed on January 30, the EC is praying the court to extend the 12 month deadline, which ended in December 2018, to January, 2020.

    The Electoral Commission( EC) has filed a motion appealing to the Accra High Court to extend the deadline that the court gave it to operationalise the Representation of the People Amendment Act (ROPAA), 2006 (Act 699), which gives Ghanaians in the Diaspora the right to vote from abroad.

  • With regard to the petition for the impeachment of the Electoral Commissioner, Mrs. Charlotte Osei, and her two deputies for alleged financial malfeasance, Dr. Yaw Gyampoh, a Political Science lecturer at the University of Ghana, shares his thoughts on the knotty issue that has left the Commission in disarray.

  • The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana, Charlotte Osei, has been nominated for the 2017 Chatham House Prize.

  • The exercise is open to all Ghanaian citizens who are 18 years old and above and of sound mind.

    The Electoral Commission (EC) has set June 30 as the commencement date for the compilation of the new voter's register.

  • Per the EC’s interim calendar of activities, it will begin the compilation of a new voters register for the 2020 elections from April 18 to May 30, 2020.

    The date for this year’s presidential and parliamentary elections remains December 7, the Electoral Commission (EC) has confirmed.

  • First, she said, the current system required a mandatory upgrade and refurbishment, which had been awarded on contract at $56 million before she assumed office in 2018.

    The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Jean Mensa, has defended the compilation of a new biometric voters register (BVR), saying it is the surest way to deliver free, fair, credible and transparent elections.
    She said the EC’s decision was in the interest of all political parties and that it was committed to delivering incident-free and peaceful elections.

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