Supreme rules on special voting case

Supreme rules on special voting case

Justices of the Supreme Court, the highest court in the land, have dismissed a case demanding that the court issue a ruling that will compel the Ghana Electoral Commission to announce results of the Special Voting on the day of casting.

According to the presiding justices of the apex court, these reliefs - or rulings - the applicants were seeking were not consistent with the '92 constitution.

Supreme rules on special voting case

Dr. Kwame Amoako-Tuffour, Benjamin Arthur, and Adreba Abrefa Damoa, the trio that took the case to the apex court, had argued that section 23 of C.I. 94, which regulates the conduct of a general election, is inconsistent with Article 49 of the '92 constitution.

While the case has been in court, it's been slated that special voting will take part on the 1st of December, 2016. This is most useful for law enforcement officials, media operatives, and polling station attendants who will be on call during election day and therefore will be unable to take part in the voting due to the nature of their professions.

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