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  • These were the words of the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs Jean Mensa, as she responded to a question on how the Commission would rate its performance in the just ended mass voter registration exercise.

    In my law class 30 years ago, one of the profound doctrines was the Latin expression "Res ispa loquitur," which means the thing speaks for it self; and on that premise, we will leave the good people of Ghana to judge our performance.

  • The President will from December 15 be in London for a private visit.

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, left Ghana on Sunday, December 13,2020, for Cote d’Ivoire and Guinea.

  • Madam Jean Mensa said the EC has so far captured more than 12 million voters onto the voters register.

    The Electoral Commission (EC), has introduced an online filing procedure for the 2020 general election.

  • In a statement issued Tuesday calling for peace, the Christian Council said it was deeply concerned about the tensions that have trailed the declaration of the presidential results by the EC and was ...

    The Christian Council of Ghana has asked the Electoral Commission (EC) to as a matter of urgency come out with a clear statement on the state of constituencies that have challenges with results declared in the December 7, 2020 elections.

  • Regrettably, these processes are plagued by irregularities and corruption, resulting in armed conflicts in many African countries.

    Written By Mawuli Avutor - Elections constitute one of the key pillars of a vibrant democracy, where leaders assume power following transparent, free, fair and competitive polls.

  • 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.

  • That is why I insist that in order for peace in Ghana to be for all time, the Mahama/NDC election petition must be allowed to run its course.

    I have been struggling for a word for the events in Parliament on January 6 and 7. It was not merely a lack of leadership; it was a display of leaderlessness. The former is failure of leaders to show leadership; the latter is absence of leaders. I didn’t see leaders in Parliament.

  • The Commission urges the General Public to remain calm. The Commission intends to post all certified presidential results on its website.

    The Electoral Commission late Tuesday night said it was waiting to receive collation of results from two remaining regions to enable it declare the presidential election results.

  • 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.

  • She indicated that the list of affected persons would be provided at the various polling stations to prevent them from voting on December 7.

    The Electoral Commission (EC) has deleted some 30,000 names from the voters register.

  • Political parties with representation on the committee are the New Patriotic Party (NPP), the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the Convention People’s Party (CPP), the Progressive People's Party (PPP) and the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG).

    The Electoral Commission (EC) has inaugurated a voter registration adjudication committee to help expunge the names of multiple registrants from the voters register.

  • Anyone who does not have any of those two documents will have to get people to vouch for them that they are Ghanaians.

    The Electoral Commission (EC) is planning not to accept old voters ID cards and birth certificates as a primary form of identification in the new voters registration exercise planned for April 2020.

  • The National Democratic Congress (NDC), in a statement signed by its Director of Elections, Mr Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, had said the party’s attention had been drawn to the fact that the EC had directed that all biometric devices used in the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections should be deactivated.

    The Electoral Commission (EC) has said no information relating to the 2020 general election has been destroyed.

  • Now we are on course for the 2020 elections, and campaign has all but started.

    Written By Rodney Nkrumah Boateng - Ghana has had several bitterly fought general elections since independence. Indeed, even before independence, each of the 1951, 1954 and 1957 elections came with its own drama, with the Convention People’s Party (CPP) winning all three.

  • Out of the total 17,029,971 valid voters on the Register, the Region has 3,529,181, followed closely by Ashanti Region, with 3,020,141 voters.

    The Greater Accra Region has the highest valid voter population for the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections.

  • He added that since the register is clean, using $800 million for a new register does not augur well for the country's finances.

    The National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Sammy Gyamfi, has accused the President, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, of conspiring with the Electoral Commissioner, Madam Jean Mensah, to manipulate the 2020 elections.

  • The violence at Ayawaso West Wuogon, the failure of the main opposition and the government to resolve the issues ...

    Written By Amankwah Benjamin Kwame - Humans would not have been superstitious, if they could handle all their circumstances by set rules or if they were always favoured by fortune.

  • As promises are being sold over the place, one issue that has not come out strongly is the kind of society that we are working towards. What is the model? What are the inspiration and visions?

    It is an election year and we will be deciding on the future and direction of the nation for the next four years and more. Manifestos have been launched. Speeches and have been given. Promises of what will be done are being thrown all over the place.

  • The other aspirants include former President John Mahama, the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin; a former Trade Minister, Mr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah and a former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Mr Sylvester Adinam Mensah.

    A founder member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and presidential hopeful, Mr Augustus Goosie Tanoh has become the 11th presidential aspirant to officially inform the NDC about his intentions to contest the 2020 flagbearership slot of the party.

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