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Make Signed Collation Sheets Available To Parties – SC Orders

The Supreme Court has ordered the Electoral Commission to allow party agents to sign collation sheets for elections and make copies available to parties after close of polls.

A former director of research at Parliament Kwesi Nyame Tease-Eshun dragged the EC and Attorney General court late September asking it to declare as inconsistent with the Constitution and the duties of the EC, the Commission’s “failure to make provision in CI 94 requiring the Returning Officer and the contesting candidates or their representatives or counting agents to sign the Parliamentary Elections Results Collation Form and the Presidential Elections Collation Form.”

This request has been granted by a seven-member bench, presided over by Justice William Atuguba when it gave it ruling on the case on Thursday October 27, 2916 in Accra.

The Supreme Court therefore asked the Electoral Commission to allow agents to sign the collation sheets at the collation centre in the constituency and give a copy of same to the candidates.

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