General News of Thursday, 17 December 2015
The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, (EC), Charlotte Osei, has told Parliament that the 2016 general elections will not go beyond November 30, 2016, even if there is a run-off.
The 2016 parliamentary and presidential elections in Ghana would be held on November 7, after it was moved from the traditional December 7 after the constitution review committee’s recommendations were approved by government.
Mrs. Osei was in the Law House to brief members on her outfit’s preparation towards the 2016 general elections.
She also elaborated further on the activities and preparedness of the commission to organize free, fair and transparent elections in 2016.
The EC boss also told the Parliamentarians that eligible voters who will be directly involved in election duties on the day of elections are likely to cast their vote on November 3, 2016.
That means, members of the Ghana Armed Forces, Ghana Police Service, Ghana Prisons Service, Customs Division of Ghana Revenue Authority, Ghana National Fire Service, EC officials and staff of essential services will cast their vote four days ahead of the general elections.