EC Press Release: Voters in Queue Before 5:00 PM Would Vote

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Report by Jerome Kuseh, for Ghana Decides

The Electoral Commission (EC) has issued a press release to the effect that eligible voters in the queue before 5:00 pm would be allowed to vote.

The statement, which was signed by the Deputy Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC), admitted that voting started late in some polling stations due to the late arrival of electoral materials, but assured voters in queues that they would be allowed to vote.

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Below is the full statement:

PRESS RELEASE – ALL ELIGIBLE VOTERS IN THE QUEUE BEFORE 5:00PM ENTITTLED TO VOTE.
The Electoral Commission wishes to inform the general public especially
registered voters in polling stations where voting did not start early due to
the late arrival of election materials, that the Commission has an inbuilt
mechanism that will make it possible for all eligible voters who are in the
queue before 5:00pm to vote.
All eligible voters who are in queue before the close of polls at 5:00pm will
be offered the opportunity to vote when the poll officially closes.
The general public is entreated to be patient and allow the process to run
smoothly.
SIGNED
K. SARFO-KANTANKA
DEPUTY CHAIRMAN (OPERATIONS)

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