This 2021 Students Representative Council (SRC) elections at the University of Ghana are expected to come off on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.
This was indicated in a release signed by the Electoral Commissioners of the SRC on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.
“Following the postponement of the 2021 SRC elections, the Electoral Commission through this office holder communique notifies the University Community that the new date set to conduct the 2021 SRC election is Wednesday, October 20, 2021.” the statement read.
The elections are expected to begin at 8:00am and end at 5:00pm.
This becomes the fourth date that has been fixed for the elections by the Electoral Commission since September this year.
The elections were first supposed to be held on September 10, 2021, but due to the industrial action by the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), it was postponed.
It was later shifted to Friday, October 1, 2021. The election could not also take place that day becasue of the delay in the software procuremnt for the online section of the election for level 100 and 400 students.
Friday October 15, 2020 then became the new date for the elections, but that was also shifted shifted to October 20, 2021, wih no reasons given by the electoral commission.
4th election date fixed for 2021 UGSRC election
1. September 10th: postponed due to UTAG strike.
2. October 1st: postponed due to delay in software procurement for online election.
3. October 15th: no reasons given
4. October 20th pic.twitter.com/LvS23Kb5kV
— Radio Univers 105.7FM (@univers1057fm_) October 12, 2021
Meanwhile the EC has released the list of various polling stations for this year’s SRC elections.
A notice from the First Deputy Electoral Commissioner, Bright Siaw on Wednesday, October 7, 2021, indicated that there will be at least twelve (12) polling stations.
One polling station will be at each of the traditional Halls, one at each of the Diaspora Hostels, one at City Campus, and the last at the Law School for non-residents, Pent, Bani, Evandy, and TF residents.
The notice further indicated that main campus including Nursing and Midwifery level 200 and 300 students, City Campus level 200 and 300 students, and all non-residents level 200 and 300 students will be voting in-person with ballot papers.
Subsequently, all law students, distance education students, main campus level 100 and 400 students, city campus level 100 and 400 students, non-resident level 100 and 400 students, and nursing and midwifery level 100 and 400 students will vote online.
Also, all schools under the College of Health Sciences except nursing and midwifery will also vote online.