The Seventh-day Adventist Church has petitioned the Electoral Commission (EC) to change the 2024 December 7 elections to another day.
The Church says the day will fall on a Saturday and that will serve them of exercising their right to vote.
The Church proposes shifting the elections from December 7 to the first or second Tuesday, as it conflicts with Sabbath, a holy day for God’s worship, and is more convenient for promoting inclusive democracy.
“In anticipation of changing the date for general elections from December 7 to the first (1st) or second (2nd) Tuesday of November, the Leadership of the Seventh-day Adventist Church met with the Electoral Commission (EC) on Wednesday, June 7.
“The Church proposed to the EC a change from the December 7 date to the 1st or 2nd Tuesday of November in a general elections’ year.”
The church has further planned to send a petition to the Attorney General, advocating for an amendment to the constitutional provisions that limit the duration of Ghanaian parliamentary and presidential elections.
Read the petition below