The Electoral Commission (EC) says it will conduct the District Level Elections in the Jasikan and Guan districts in the Oti Region on December 19, 2023, same as the other districts.
Although nominations were not received on the 16th and 17th of November for the election, the C.I. 119 (to be amended) which was laid in Parliament has not matured.
The Commission, in a press statement signed by its Acting Head of Public Affairs, Mr Michael Boadu, said following the passage of the C.I. and in accordance with the District Level Elections Regulations 2015 (C.I. 89), the Electoral Commission would conduct the District Level Elections in these two districts on the 19th of December, 2023.
According to the statement posted on its website, the EC said Nomination Forms may be obtained free of charge at the Jasikan and Guan District Offices of the Electoral Commission or on the website of the commission.
“Completed Nomination Forms must be delivered in quadruplicate by either the Candidate or the Proposer or Seconder together with two copies of a recent post-card sized photographs (bust sized) to the Returning Officer of the Electoral Area for which the Candidate seeks election, from Thursday, the 7th to Friday the 8th of December, 2023 between the hours of nine o’clock in the morning to twelve noon and two o’clock to five o’clock in the evening on each day,” statement added.
It also noted that, Nominations for the District Assembly Elections would be witnessed by the signatures or marks of the Proposer and the Seconder and supported by eighteen (18) other persons who are residents and registered to vote in the Electoral Area.
“Nominations for the Unit Committee Elections shall be witnessed by the signatures or marks of the Proposer and the Seconder and supported by eight (8) other persons who are residents and registered to vote in the Electoral Area.
All enquiries related to these Elections should be addressed to the District Officers of the Electoral Commission in the Jasikan and Guan districts,” the statement added.