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EC To Address The Nation Today As Dec 7 Polls Draw Closer



The Electoral Commission (EC) is expected to hold a Press conference later today to give updates on the December 07, general elections.

The much-anticipated presser was initially billed for Monday but was rescheduled to today.

“Sincere apologies to everyone, the presser today has been rescheduled to tomorrow. More details will be communicated soon” the EC posted on its Facebook page.

It’s expected that the impending Press conference will address reports of a google drive link that emerged on Friday, November 20, which displayed details of the over 17,029,981 registered voters.

Critics have berated the Election Management Body(EMB) and described the move as “very irresponsible” because the details of each voter have been made available for anyone who has ulterior motives.

There has been no explanation for the decision but the EC is likely to respond to the matter in its press conference expected in the next few hours.

Meanwhile, Electoral materials for the conduct of the December 7 presidential and parliamentary elections were dispatched over the weekend.

During the sorting process in the Eastern region for instance upon arrival, some ballot Papers with duplicate serial numbers were detected.

These were detected during sorting of Presidential and Parliamentary ballot papers for Akuapem South Constituency in the Eastern Region.

About 50 Presidential ballot booklets with a total of 500 ballot Papers were detected to have duplicate serial numbers, while two booklets for the Parliamentary election with 20 ballot papers had duplicate serial numbers.

EC officials refused to speak to the issue on record but explained briefly that, the parties agreed to decouple the duplicates by setting aside 25 of the booklets containing 250 ballot papers for the remaining 250 ballot papers to be used.


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