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LOCAL NEWS: Political Parties Support Proposal To Make Election Day A Public Holiday


The Electoral Commission of Ghana has confirmed that the various political parties have during an Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting, agreed with the Commission’s proposal to gazette Monday 7th December 2020 a Statutory Public Holiday.


In a release sighted by ThinkNews Online, it’s proposal seeks to give Registered Voters the opportunity to devote the day to exercise their civic right and responsibility to vote during the upcoming Presidential and Parliamentary Elections.


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Present at the meeting were representatives of all the Political Parties, Civil Society Organisation’s (CSO’s), and Development Partners.


There was also a consensus by the Political Parties and the Commission that Registered Voters should be encouraged to cast their ballots early on election day.


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Registered Voters are expected to vote between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm on Monday, 7th December 2020.


Below is a copy of the release:

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith

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