The Electoral Commission has tasked the various political parties to submit proposals for a new voters register.
[contextly_sidebar id=”urM94H3M0GqaNxzE6eC9sCyvutv7XBH5″]The parties have been given up to September 22, 2015 to make the submissions.
This was made known by the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission at a press conference after an Inter Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) held in Accra today.
The NPP and the PPP are spearheading the campaign for a new register which they say will ensure credible elections.
The NPP believes that the current register is bloated citing instances of registering some foreigners.
District Assembly election
On the district level elections, Charlotte Osei said a total of 18,938 comprising 17,783 men and 1,182 women are contesting in the polls.
According to the EC notices of poll, ballot papers and registers have been printed and sent to the various regions.
Charlotte Osei disclosed that some candidates were disqualified from the election comprising students, persons above 70 years and those who used party emblems.
She said polling stations for the election will be increased to 30,000 from 26,002. According to her, this is to ensure that no polling station has more than 850 people on the register.
The chairperson also stated that all parties have been given up to end of the year to make sure they have offices in all the districts as mandated by the political parties Act 2000.
By: Raymond Acquah/citifmonline.com/Ghana