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General News of Friday, 11 November 2016


65,000 security, media personnel to partcipate in special voting

About 65,000 voters are expected to cast their ballot in this year’s special voting on December 1, 2016.

This will be six days before the general elections which comes off on December 7.

The special voting on that day will start at 7am and end at 5pm at designated polling stations across the country.

The areas will be announced by the EC later.

EC officials, media personnel, members of the security services, among others, who would be playing one role or the other on December 7, are expected to cast their votes.

The early voting process is in accordance with the Public Elections Regulations, 2016 (C.I. 94) [R. 23].

NPP man sues EC over declaration of special voting results

A member of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Kwame Amoako-Tuffuor and two others had earlier dragged the EC to court, seeking an order to compel the Commission to announce results of the special voting on the day of casting.

The trio which included Benjamin Arthur and Adreba Abrefa Damoa argued in their writ that section 23 of C.I. 94, of the law which regulates the conduct of the 2016 general elections, is inconsistent with Article 49 of the 1992 constitution.

Judgement set for Nov. 14

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has set November 14, 2016 to give its judgment on the case.