Small Honourables EC to hold botched District Assembly elections on Sep. 1

The Electoral Commission has set September 1, 2015, for the elections of assembly members.

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The Electoral Commission has announced that the District Assembly and Unit Committee elections will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 in all electoral areas and units except those in the Lower Manya Krobo district in the Eastern region.

According to a statement from the EC, “nomination of candidates will take place on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd July, 2015 for the District Assembly elections, and Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th July, 2015 for the Unit Committee elections. The nominations will be taken from 9:00am to 12:00 noon and 1:00pm to 5:00pm each day.”

It added: “Nomination forms may be obtained at the District Office of the Commission or from the Deputy Returning Officer (Special Duties) in the electoral area.

“All duly completed nomination forms must be submitted to the Deputy Returning Officer (Special Duties) on the dates set aside as nomination days. A person can contest either the District Assembly Election or the Unit Committee Election but not both elections.

“Prospective candidates are to note that no fee shall be paid for obtaining the nomination forms or for filing to contest the elections.

“All prospective candidates are to submit four (4) copies of a recent photograph of bust size with red background, showing the full face and both ears. All interested and qualified persons who want to contest any of the elections are to take note and act accordingly.”

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