Court judgment on EC’s rejection of existing voters’ ID to be announced on June 23

Court judgment on EC’s rejection of existing voters’ ID to be announced on June 23

- The Supreme Court has announced a date for the judgment on the EC's decision to reject the existing voters' ID card

- The date decided is Tuesday, June 23, 2020

- The court would give the judgment as to whether or not the EC is required by law to accept an existing voters’ card as a form of identification

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The Supreme Court will on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, give judgment on the EC's decision to reject the existing voters' ID card as a form of identification for the new voters' roll.

The court will give the judgment as to whether or not the EC is required by law to accept an existing voters’ card as a form of identification

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The date for the judgment was decided by a seven-member panel of the court on Thursday, June 11, 2020.

The NDC filed a suit at the Supreme Court to explain to the EC why it cannot reject the voters' ID as identification

According to the NDC, the EC can only compile a voters' register once and can only revise it periodically.

The NDC strongly believes that the decision to compile a new voter's register is a means to disenfranchise a lot of Ghanaians.

This according to the NDC is not the right thing to do

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The Electoral Commission, in an earlier report carried by YEN.com.gh, stated the reasons why it would refuse the existing voters' ID as a form of identification for the upcoming mass voters' registration exercise.

The EC filed the basis at the Supreme Court on Monday, June 8, 2020.

In a report filed by the Graphic Online, the EC said anyone with the existent ID cannot be said to have met the constitutional requirement test of proving qualification.

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