General News of Thursday, 17 December 2015
The Electoral Commission of Ghana has placed a proposal before Parliament aimed at giving it the powers to prosecute electoral offenders.
The chairman of the electoral body of the West African country Charlotte Osei was in the House on Thursday with her officials arguing that such “mandate will reduce electoral malpractices.”
Mrs. Osei was in the Law House to brief members on her outfit’s preparation towards the 2016 general elections.
She is seeking a complete amendment to Article 112 of the 1992 Constitution to ensure the commission is able to carry out the needed reforms ahead of next year’s general elections, Starr News’ Parliamentary correspondent Kobby Gomez-Mensah reported.
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.