Election 2024: EC finally releases calendar

In a significant lead-up to the political season’s peak, the Electoral Commission (EC) will accept nominations of candidates for this year’s presidential and parliamentary elections from September 9 to September 13.

On September 23, 2024, votes for the presidential ballot will be cast; on September 24, 2024, votes for the legislature will be cast.

In addition, if all goes as planned, the EC hopes to release the results of the 2024 presidential election three days after the polls close.

The EC will hold a voter registration drive from May 7 to May 27, 2024, as part of its operations for the general election of 2024, which was exclusively obtained by the Daily Graphic. Following that, on May 30, 2024, the organization will replace lost voter ID cards across the country.

Election 2024: EC finally releases calendar

However, from April 1 to May 26, 2024, there will be 56 days of public education leading up to the registration exercise.

The EC plans to hold an exhibition of the voters register between July 15 and 24, 2024, and send the provisional voters’ register to the political parties between July 9 and 18, 2024, according to the schedule made accessible to the Daily Graphic.

Between August 30 and September 5, 2024, the political parties are anticipated to receive the final voter register.


In between the datelines, the EC — per the schedule — will hold meetings with stakeholders outside the political parties frame, and also engage the public through its “Let the Citizen Know” series.

Sources within the EC said this exercise was intended to ensure that all stakeholders understood and appreciated the efforts towards a free and fair electoral process in order to eliminate any tendencies for suspicion and mistrust.

The exercise, the source said, would be in line with the EC’s mandate to ensure and enhance open and transparent operations of the electoral processes.

The sources at the EC told the Daily Graphic that the EC would be holding its Special Voting for selected professionals on December 2, five days before the main polls.

It will be opened for security agencies and accredited media practitioners who would be performing duties during election day on December 7, 2024.

All the dates are, however, subject to review, the sources indicated to the Daily Graphic.


The sources said although there was no law requiring the EC to declare the results within a specified period, the EC intended to ensure that it would be able to declare the presidential results within a maximum of three days.

The sources indicated that the Regional Collation Centres would be maintained to announce the results at the regional level.

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