The EC has proposed a new election date.

It has been proposed by Jean Mensa, the Chairperson of Ghana's Electoral Commission, to consider moving the date for the presidential and parliamentary elections from December 7 to November 7.

In addition, the EC is proposing that election days be recognised as national holidays.

The proposals were discussed at an Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting held on Monday, January 22, 2024.The Electoral Commission has presented these suggestions to foster discussions on potential enhancements to the electoral process.

Highlighting the advantages of holding elections before December, the Commission stated that designating election days as national holidays could promote greater civic participation and cultivate a stronger democratic ethos.

The Seventh-Day Adventist Church has recently put forth a proposal to change the election date.

The church has respectfully submitted a petition to the Electoral Commission and the Attorney General, expressing their concern regarding the voting day on December 7, 2024. They have pointed out that this day, which happens to be a Saturday, clashes with their sacred Sabbath, a day devoted to the worship of God.

The church kindly suggests considering the "first (1st) or second (2nd) Tuesday of November" as the proposed date for Ghana's general elections. This recommendation aims to protect the freedom of worship for Adventists by formalising it.


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