The ruling New Patriotic Party has come up with guidelines to all it’s members to be adhered to during their up coming polling station and electoral area coordinators’ elections.
Below is the full statement:
The NPP wishes to inform members of the party and the general public that it has issued Guidelines (Rules and Regulations) for the election of party officers at the polling station and electoral area levels. This follows the decision of the party’s National Council at its meeting on Monday, January 8, 2018, which approved the said Guidelines.
The Guidelines provide that the various Regional Executive Committees of the party see to the formation of a Polling Station Elections Committee (PSEC) and Electoral Area Elections Committee (EAEC) in each Constituency for the purpose of CONDUCTING and SUPERVISING all the polling station and electoral area elections respectively in the respective constituencies.
The composition of the PSEC/EAEC is as follows:
– One Regional Representative appointed by the Regional Executive Committee who shall be the chair of the committee
– One Constituency Representative appointed by the Constituency Executive Committee
– The Constituency Research/Elections officer
– Two Representatives from the Constituency Council of Elders and Patrons, one of whom shall be a woman
The polling station elections shall be held from 17th to 21st January, 2018 whereas the electoral area elections will come off between 26th and 29th January, 2018. In both cases, it is the duty of the PSEC/EAEC to determine the specific venue and exact date within which to hold the elections but this should not be outside the aforementioned timelines.
These committees (PSEC and EAEC) are to be constituted immediately and the names of the members submitted to the National Secretariat not later than Friday, 12th January, 2018.
Meanwhile, nominations have been opened for persons wishing to contest for the various polling station positions in the party. Application Forms are to be picked from the polling station executive committee as constituted in each Constituency. The other relevant rules and regulations have been attached to the Application Forms for the indulgence of all.
The party anticipates the usual cooperation of members in this crucial exercise to ensure incidence-free primaries.