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EC Confirms Presidential Filing Fee Remains ¢100k, Parliamentary ¢10k For 2024 Election

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The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana has officially announced the filing fees for the forthcoming 2024 Presidential and Parliamentary elections. According to the EC, Presidential candidates are required to pay a filing fee of GH¢100,000, while parliamentary candidates will maintain a filing fee of GH¢10,000.

This decision was communicated through a joint statement issued by the EC and representatives from various political parties after the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting held on Thursday, March 7. “The filing fees for the 2024 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections will remain the same as in 2020,” a section of the statement emphasized.

In the statement which was signed by the  Acting Head of Public Affairs, Michael Boadu, at the EC, also acknowledged the collaborative efforts of political party leaders in shaping the plans for the upcoming 2024 Election. “The leaders of Political Parties made useful inputs into the 2024 Election Plan. The Commission indicated its willingness to implement a number of the suggestions,” it stated.

The political parties at the meeting unanimously praised the Electoral Commission for preparing a comprehensive calendar to govern the 2024 Elections.

Meanwhile, EC has confirmed its decision to continue using indelible ink for the upcoming elections. Also, the EC announced that the Limited Voter Registration Exercise will last for 21 days, starting from Tuesday, May 7th and ending on Monday, May 27th.

“The Electoral Commission will maintain the indelible ink as the electoral stain for the marking of voters in the 2024 General Elections. The Limited Voter Registration Exercise will be for a twenty-one (21) day period commencing, Tuesday 7th May to Monday 27th May, 2024,” the statement detailed.

The exercise will be conducted at the District Offices of the Electoral Commission and in difficult-to-access electoral areas, as specified by the EC.