The Upper East Regional Director of the Electoral Commission (EC), William Obeng Adarkwa, has said a total of 5,950 voters are expected to cast their votes in the special voting exercise on Tuesday, December 1, in the Upper East Region.
The day’s exercise is termed special voting in the sense that peculiar arrangements are made for persons who are directly involved in one way or the other in the administration of elections and may not be able to vote at their respective Polling Stations on the 7th December, to cast their votes ahead of time.
These voters include security agencies, media personnel, officials from the electoral commission, and other election observers.
Mr. Adarkwa who spoke on A1 Radio indicated that his outfit was adequately prepared to carry out the special voting exercise slated to take place on Tuesday.
“Everything is set in terms of materials, officials, PPEs for COVID-19 prevention; everything is set for us to organize the special voting through out the region.”
Besides the 15 polling stations in the region, Mr. Adarkwa revealed that an additional polling station has been created in Bolgatanga Central Constituency to cater for the large number of voters who are expected to vote in the regional capital.
Describing the processes involved in the special voting exercise, he said after the special voting, the ballots will be kept under lock and key till the 7th of December; when they will be brought out for counting.
Mr. Adarkwa further assured political parties of the safety of the ballots; saying same will be guarded with security apparatus as it had been practiced over the years.
He noted also that “The exercise will be conducted under strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocols as a way to prevent the spread of the virus.”
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHZ|Moses Apiah|Ghana