The Elections Committee of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has announced that the long awaited National and Regional Elections will be held simultaneously on Friday, June 24, 2022, at all designated polling centres across the country.
According to GJA, the list of polling centers and detailed calendar of activities will be advertised in the media in the coming days.
In a statement, it said the finalization of the election date follows the successful resolution of the petitions submitted before the GJA Elections Adjudication Committee (EDAC.
The election process, GJA said will begin with the publication of the GJA register in the national dailies on Monday, May 9, 2022.
It stated that a copy of this list will be circulated to all Regional Branches, Chapters and media houses at least (30) calendar days before the election.
This, GJA said will be followed by an engagement with officials of the Electoral Commission of Ghana to discuss the entire Election and Electoral Processes.
It said in the meantime, the Vetting of Candidates by the Panel set up by the Election Committee, has begun its formative work and will come up with Rules of Procedure for the activity, adding that this will be published shortly.
Meanwhile, GJA stated that after the vetting at both the National and Regional Levels, the successful candidates will be formally introduced to members of the Association.
“The Elections Committee is in the process of setting up a platform to facilitate the campaigning process by the candidates,” it stated.
GJA added that, “It is anticipated that the elections will be held at both the national and regional level on Friday, June 24, 2022 and the results declared that same day. The Swearing in of the National and Regional Executives will be held on Thursday June 30, 2022.”