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The EC is ready for Monday

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Dr Asare Bossman has reported that a total of 233,000 persons had been recruited and taken through training as election officials to conduct and supervise the elections across the country.

Dr Asare said a maximum of 749 list of registered voters would be made available at each polling centre in all the 16 regions to enable the electorate to vote with ease, adding that by so doing, the Commission did not expect long queues at the centres.

The Deputy Commissioner said all basic equipment that would aid the adherence to COVID-19 protocols would be provided by the EC at all polling stations, and those special COVID-19 ambassadors would be on hand to assist voters and urged voters to go to the polls in their face masks and also adhere to the protocols.

He said all security personnel and others, whose names were on the special voting list, but failed to vote in the early voting exercise would not be allowed to vote on Monday.

“For those who also applied to vote in the special voting but for some reason, their names were not captured in the special voters’ list, your names are at the polling station, so on Monday go and exercise your right to vote,” he said.

He said the Commission has made special provisions for persons with disabilities, the elderly, and pregnant women, so they do not have to join queues to vote.

He said the system of collating results had been so decentralised that the Electoral Commissioner, would only have to deal directly and put up the results of the 16 regions, saying, it would also work in ensuring that within 24 hours, the results would be ready.

Reverend Dr Ernest Adu Gyamfi, Chairman of NPC, who chaired the meeting, advised the media to be circumspect and promote peace at the polls.

“Let us verify every piece of information that comes to us so we can minimise the sensationalism and agitations in the public,” he said.

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