EC releases updated electoral calendar

Mrs Charlotte Osei,EC boss.

Mrs Charlotte Osei,EC boss.

The Electoral Commission (EC), has released an updated version of its electoral calendar with a plan to recruit election officials from next week.

On the calendar, the EC would be accepting nominations from presidential and parliamentary candidates on September 29 – September 30.

The presidential candidates are to pay as GHc 50,000 filing fee while GHc 10,000 is to be paid by parliamentary aspirants as filing fees.

There would be exhibition of the provisional voter’s register on September 9 to September 10 for people who registered during the Continuous Voter Registration process and those who registered while in the prisons as well the National Health Insurance Scheme registrants.

The commission is calling on the political parties to send their agents to observe the exhibition of the voters register at the district offices of the commission and the prisons while urging “all registered voters in these categories to visit the district offices of the commission to confirm their details on the register”.

It said anyone who wishes to transfer their votes for the general voting public must do that from September 9 to October 7.

The statement signed by Mr Eric Kofi Dzakpasu, Head of the Communications at the commission specified that “all political parties would be given copies of the certified voters register by September 23”.

The calendar has a place for special voting for the media, security personnel and election officials, which is fixed on December 1.


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