Electoral Commission Proposes Changing 2024 Election Date

Electoral Commission Proposes Changing 2024 Election Date

  • The Electoral Commission has proposed the date for both Presidential and Parliamentary elections
  • The Electoral Commission also wants election days in Ghana to be designated as national holidays
  • The commission presented these proposals to stimulate discussions on improving the electoral process

The Electoral Commission is considering shifting the general election date from December 7 to November 7.

The commission also wants election days to be designated as national holidays.

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The SDA church recently petitioned for a change in the election date. Source: Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

These proposals were presented during a Monday, January 22, 2024, Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting.

These suggestions are geared towards improving the electoral process.

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The Commission also believes declaring election days as national holidays could increase civic engagement.

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A recent proposal for changing the election date has come from the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

This proposal comes after the Seventh-day Adventist Church petitioned the commission to move the election day from the regular day of December 7 because it falls on Saturday, its day of worship.

It is unclear if the new proposals are linked to the church's petition.

The church maintains that Saturday is their Sabbath and a holy day dedicated to the worship of God.

Electoral Commission to stop using indelible ink during elections

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Electoral Commission has said it plans to end the use of indelible ink during elections to check double voting.

The Electoral Commission's chairperson said the move from using indelible ink is because of biometric technology.

The Electoral Commission proposed closing polls during the 2024 election at 3 pm instead of 5 pm.

The Commission said it would reduce voting times by creating additional polling centres.

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The new proposal was revealed at an inter-party dialogue hosted by the National Peace Council in Accra.

Electoral Commission gets almost GH¢800m budget for election year

The Electoral Commission has been allocated GH¢782,558,024 for the 2024 election year.

The allocation for the Commission was contained in the 2024 budget made public by the Ministry of Finance.

The Electoral Commission got a similar allocation of GH¢712,893,954 for the 2020 election year.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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