The Electoral Commission (EC) has stated that its proposal to move the date for general elections from December 7 to November will not take effect this year.

According to the Deputy EC Chairman in charge of Corporate Services, Eric Asare Bossman, the legislation required for this change to be implemented for subsequent elections will be put before Parliament soon.

“So within the last few months, this is something the Commission is going to trigger,” Dr Bossman said.

In January, the Commission proposed the date change, along with considerations for designating the election days as national holidays.

These proposals were presented during the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting held on Monday, January 22, 2024.

Advocating for an earlier election month, the Commission emphasised that declaring election days as national holidays could increase civic engagement and contribute to the cultivation of a more robust democratic culture.

However, a section of Ghanaians, including the National Democratic Congress (NDC), opposed this idea.

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