Election 2020: We are ready to conduct special voting exercise – EC

The Electoral Commission (EC) says it is set to conduct the special voting exercise on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

According to the EC, the special voting is reserved for voters who as a result of their duties on Election Day will be unable to vote at the polling stations where they registered on the day of the general elections.

Over 109,000 voters, including the media and members of the various security agencies, are expected to cast their ballot on the day.

Director of Public Affairs at the Electoral Commission Sylvia Annor who has been speaking to Citi News on the exercise says plans are far advanced for a successful special voting.

“The Electoral Commission is ready to conduct the special voting on December 1, 2020. All registered voters who are supposed to vote on that day must be ready with their voter’s ID and know the polling station they are supposed to go and cast their votes. We are going to go through the process just as how we will do on December 7. But, the Commission is ready for the special voting. All the details have been given to the various stakeholders. If anyone doesn’t find the name on the list, then it means that you cannot cast your ballot on that day”, she assured.

Concerns about special voting 

Security analyst, Adam Bona had earlier raised concerns over what he says is the omission of names of security personnel from the special voting list.

He says, the number excluded accounts for more than 60% of personnel.

But the EC rejected the claims.

Director of Electoral Services at the EC, Dr Serebour Quarcoo, indicated that no such information has come to the EC’s attention and believes the information is false.

He told Umaru Sanda Amadu on Eyewitness News on Wednesday that “I don’t think it is true.”

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