Supreme Court dismisses Special Voting suit

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 Source: Class FM

The Supreme Court has dismissed a case filed by Dr Kwame Amoako-Tuffuor of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), through which he sought the highest court of the land to compel the Electoral Commission (EC) to announce results of the Special Voting on the same day such votes are cast.

This means that votes cast in the special voting dispensation will be counted along with the ballots cast on Election Day, December 7.

In the suit, Dr Amoako-Tuffuor and two other plaintiffs argued that those who take part in the Special Voting must not be made to wait until Election Day before the results of the early voting are announced.

The plaintiffs argued that section 23 of C.I. 94 – the law that regulates national elections – was at variance with Article 49 of the 1992 Constitution.

Security personnel, electoral officials, journalists, and people who get busy with the elections on Election Day are those who normally take part in the Special Voting.

Ghanaians go to the polls on December 7 to elect a new president and parliament for another four-year term.

Source: Class FM
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