NDC sues EC over ‘ungazetted’ SHS voter registration centres

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has sued the Electoral Commission (EC) over the latter’s decision to extend the registration of voters to campuses of Senior High Schools which have not been gazetted as registration centres.

The NDC has filed the suit at the High Court (General Jurisdiction) Friday, listing four reliefs, along with orders the court shall deem fit, as well as punitive costs.
Specifically, the party is asking for:

  1. A declaration that it is illegal and wrongful for the Defendant (Electoral Commission) to conduct registration at any place including campuses of a Senior High School which was not contained in a Gazette and notification in accordance with C.I. 91.
  2. A declaration that any such registration of voters including students that take place at any ungazetted and unpublished registration centre including Senior High School campuses is null and void and of no legal effect.
  3. An order excluding names of persons registered at those illegal centres from the register of voters.
  4. An order for perpetual injunction restraining the Defendant whether by itself, officers, agents, or any other functionary personnel from carrying out registration of voters in any Senior High School or place not duly gazette or published in accordance with C.I. 91 as amended.

The EC announced Wednesday it was embarking on a two-day registration of in-school SHS students who qualify to vote from their various schools. The exercise ends Friday, July 10, 2020.

Daily Graphic