Frustrated special voters to cast ballots on Sunday

Frustrated special voters to cast ballots on Sunday

The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced that voters who were unable to cast their ballots during Thursday’s early voting will be able to do so on Sunday, December 4.

The decision was taken after an emergency IPAC meeting following the close of the polls

The EC had said earlier that it would make ‘appropriate arrangements’ to enable security personnel who are unable to vote during Thursday’s Special Voting, cast their ballots.

The exercise was fraught with challenges as hundreds of registered voters who had turned up to vote were turned away as their names were not on the register.

 

Over 120,000 security, media and EC officials thronged the various polling stations across the country to cast their ballots in the EC’s early voting for persons who’ll play a role in the main elections on December 7.

The Electoral Commission which had initially decided to allow voters to cast their ballots in the constituencies of their choice announced on Wednesday that persons must vote in the constituencies they registered in.

This created some controversy as several persons who had their names in the registers of constituencies they lived in and had gone to the centres to vote were sent back.

Checks revealed that voters had to go back to the constituencies in which they had originally registered in order to cast their ballots.

The situation inconvenienced several people who had  not been aware of the change and had turned up at the wrong polling stations and left them stranded.

By: Edwin Kwakofi/ghanadecides.com/Ghana

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