December 1, 2020

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2020 polls: Distribution of electoral materials 95% complete – EC

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The Electoral Commission (EC) says it is about 95% complete with the distribution of electoral materials nationwide ahead of the December 7, 2020 polls.

This includes presidential ballot papers but excludes parliamentary ballot papers which is still in progress.

Chairperson of the electoral management body, Jean Mensa disclosed this at an interaction with the Council of State on Friday, November 20, 2020.

Meanwhile, the EC has also denied allegations that some members of the security services involved in the election policing have been excluded from the special voters’ list.

Madam Mensa told the National House of Chiefs that all security personnel whose names were submitted have been included in the list.

The meeting was for the EC to brief the traditional leaders on its level of preparedness for the upcoming polls.

74,800 brand-new Biometric Verification Devices (BVD) have been procured to ensure efficient and effective verification.

Over 38,000 polling stations will be activated by the Electoral Commission for the 2020 polls.

12 presidential candidates have been approved by the EC to contest in the upcoming election.

Several other candidates are also contesting within the 275 constituencies nationwide hoping to become Members of Parliament.

 

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