EC confirms December 7 as general elections day

The date for this year’s presidential and parliamentary elections remains December 7, the Electoral Commission (EC) has confirmed.

The confirmation quells any speculation that the elections will be held on November 7.

But November 7 could be the date for subsequent general elections, as the EC is yet to set in motion the process to have the current date changed.

The Chairperson of the EC, Jean Mensa, in an interview with the Daily Graphic to either confirm or deny the November 7 date for the elections, said while the EC remained committed to changing the voting date, it would have to shelve that plan for this year because the change of date would have to go through a process before the date could be changed.

For this year, she said, the time was too short for the EC to do so.

“Although the EC is in favour of the change in date, we don’t intend to do so this year,” Mrs Mensa stated.

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