Election 2024: EC suggests polls will end at 3:00 pm
The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana has organized
a two-day Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting to
take stock of the 2020 elections and assess the work done
as well as put measures in place to address shortcomings.
Addressing the gathering, the Chairperson of the
Election Management Body, Mrs. Jean Mensa, called for
the celebration of success in conducting
the polls, despite the pandemic.
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Among other changes which political parties agreed to at
the workshop held from 18th to 19th May 2021, polls will be
closed at 3:00 pm, rather than the usual 5:00 pm in the next elections.
Also, IPAC agreed to institute an all-year-round Voter Registration system
where citizens who turn 18, or persons who have not previously
registered, may visit any EC District office with their
Ghana Card or Passport and register as voters.
Introducing an all-year-round Voter Exhibition exercise through the
use of technology (SMS Short Code) as well as have periodic
physical verification at Exhibition Centres was also agreed on.
The stakeholders also set on building further efficiency into
the collation processes by focusing on data entry only at the
Constituency Collation Centre (CCC) is the entry point.
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The captured data at the CCC will be made available to all
stakeholders at the Regional and National levels from
which regional and national reports will be generated.
Aside from the National Democratic Congress, all political
parties and other stakeholders were present.