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EC: 15.8m to vote in Dec polls

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The Electoral Commission (EC) has indicated that the list of polling stations across the country and the final register of voters will be made available to political parties by the end of October. The register, according to EC Chairperson Charlotte Osei will contain close to 16 million voters.

According to the commission, this would ensure a high level of transparency ahead of the presidential and parliamentary elections.

Mrs Osei disclosed this when she addressed the second general meeting of the Ashanti Regional House of Chiefs in Kumasi on Wednesday, October 26.

She said no polling station would hold more than 850 voters in this year's elections. According to her, this would ease pressure on verification and vote counting machines on the Election Day.

“The political parties by Friday will get a list of all the polling stations,” she stressed.

In addition “all of them (political parties) who have brought their hard drives will have a list of the final voters’ register”.

She stressed: “The register has now been finalised; we have implemented all the decisions and we are in a good place and, so, they (political parties) will have the register at the end of this week. We will probably have an approximately 15,800,000 names thereabout on the register going into the elections.”

Source: Ghana/AccraFM.com/100.5FM

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