Political parties engaging in the 2020 general elections have agreed with the Electoral Commission’s proposal to the Chief of Staff of Ghana to make Monday, December 7, 2020, a statutory holiday.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the EC said the consensus was reached at an Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting held today.

The EC explained that its proposal sought to “give registered voters the opportunity to devote the day to exercise their civic right and responsibility to vote during the upcoming Presidential and Parliamentary Elections.”

The election management body also revealed that “there was also a consensus by the political parties and the Commission that registered voters should be encouraged to cast their ballots early on election day.”

Present at the meeting were representatives of all the political parties, Civil Society Organisation’s (CSOs), and development partners.