Limited Registration Exercise Deferred To 2019

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The Limited Voters Registration and the planned Continuous Voters Registration exercise at all the District Offices of the Electoral Commission has been deferred to next year, the commission has announced.

The decision was taken after an Inter-Party Advisory Committee meeting on Thursday. The IPAC meeting was attended by both the governing New Patriotic Party and the opposition National Democratic Congress.

A statement signed by EC chairperson, Jean Mensa stated that there would be the Exhibition of the 2016 and 2018 Provisional Voters Register (PVR), from the 25th- 31st October 2018 at all the polling stations of the carved out areas for the referendum.

The exhibition, according to the statement, will start at 7:00 am and end at 6:00 pm on each day, including Saturdays and Sundays.

Below is the full statement

DECISIONS OF THE INTER-PARTY COMMITTEE (lPAC) MEETING

The EC convened a meeting under the umbrella of the INTER-PARTY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (IPAC), at the IPAC Conference Room of the Commission on Thursday, 18th October 2018.

All registered political parties including the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) were each represented by three (3) representatives. Also, in attendance were representations from some Donor Agencies and selected Civil Society Organisations.

The Chairperson of the Commission used the occasion to outline the vision and the operational activities of the Commission for the rest of the year. She also encouraged the stakeholders to bring their concerns and suggestions to the Commission for the timely resolution of same, as this will engender cooperation and harmony among all the stakeholders.

It is,therefore, the wish of the Commission to inform the stakeholders, interested persons and the general public of the key decisions which were made and adopted by the Commission at the meeting to enhance the integrity and transparency of the electoral process.

1. The second phase of the Limited Voters Registration and the planned Continuous Voters Registration at all the District Offices of the Commission has been deferred to next year. The modalities and the times would be announced after the Commission has consulted with the political parties, as required by law.

2. There would be the Exhibition of the 2016 and 2018 Provisional Voters Register (PVR), from the 25th- 31st October 2018 at all the polling stations of the carved out areas for the referendum. The exhibition will start at 7:00 am and end at 6:00 pm on each day, including Saturdays and Sundays.

3. The Commission would set up the Representation of the People Amendment Act (ROPAA) WORKING GROUP,which would be made up of representatives of registered Political Parties and Civil Society Organisations.

The working group would undertake nationwide consultations with other relevant parties. The working group would be tasked with the responsibility of defining the modalities, scope and timelines for the implementation of ROPAA.

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