Over 109,000 to participate in special voting exercise today

The Electoral Commission will today, Tuesday, December 1, 2020, conduct a special voting exercise for 109,557 persons who will be engaged on December 7th.

These special voters, including members of the security services, journalists and staff of the Electoral Commission, will be voting at selected areas in all 275 constituencies.

Electoral Commission Chairperson, Jean Mensa, told the media on Monday that all the necessary logistics have been deployed in sufficient quantities to the various constituencies.

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Over 109,000 to participate in special voting exercise today
Over 109,000 to participate in special voting exercise today

She added that all election officials have been adequately prepared and stand in readiness to deliver a credible election.

“The special voting exercise will take place at selected locations in all 275 constituencies on the 1st of December 2020. All is set for the special voting. Our officers have been recruited and trained and stand in readiness to deliver a free, seamless, peaceful and orderly process. All materials have been distributed in sufficient quantities and this included the COVID-19 materials, stringent COVID-19 protocols will be put in place and observed. The Biometric Verification Devices have been prepared and deployed.”

Madam Jean Mensa said the commission expects a nearly-perfect voter turnout for today’s exercise.

“As a commission, we expect a near 100-perfect turnout, and we are confident that the outcomes will be peaceful credible orderly seamless and transparent,” she added.

The exercise will start from 0700hours and close at 1700 hours.

The prospective early voters are personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces, National Intelligence Bureau, National Security, Ghana Immigration Service, Ghana National Fire Service, and Information Services Department.

The rest are personnel of the National Ambulance Service, Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority, Prisons Service, Ghana Journalists Association, Ghana Police Service and National Media Commission.

The Greater Accra Region has 54 centres, the highest, followed by Ashanti Region, 48, Eastern Region, 34, Central Region 26, Volta Region 21.


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Jeorge Wilson Kingson

Jeorge Wilson Kingson is the Managing Editor of ArtCraft Media Consult (Publishers of GhanaNewsOnline.com.gh and BusinessweekGhana.com), and a consulting Editor for The Corporate Guardian Magazine. He is the Chairman of the Media Alliance in Tobacco Control and Health (MATCOH). He is also the National Coordinator for the International Standards Journalism Association (ISJA) and the National Online Newsportals Coordinator for the Private Newspaper and Online Newsportals Publishers Association of Ghana (PRINPAG). He is a senior member of Ghana's Parliamentary Press Corps. He is the ACS Global Cancer Ambassador for Ghana and a Peace Advocate

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