With 25 days to the December 2020 polls, the Electoral Commission (EC) has assured of peaceful and transparent general elections.
Speaking at an engagement organised by the Centre for Legal Advocacy Reserve Education and Training, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa said her outfit is “working on building more transparency and accountability in the processes leading to the elections. We are of the firm conviction that how we conduct ourselves before, during, and after the election will have a direct impact on how peaceful the election will be.”
She added that her outfit has provided the needed information to all political parties to enable them to monitor the preparation processes.
“Right from the start of the electoral process, we have been engaging our primary stakeholders, the political parties. And so before we start a registration, we provide them with a 21-day notice to enable them to have their agents across all our registration centres.”
“In addition to that, all the registration centres, exhibition centres, and polling stations are gazetted, which means that they become public documents. The Commission cannot include polling stations or centres outside the gazette. This enables political parties to monitor our activities. Also, during the exhibition, we provided the political parties notice of the exhibition and copies of the provisional register,” she indicated.