EC announces date for transfer of votes

The Electoral Commission(EC) of Ghana has issued a public announcement dated 16th October, 2020  concerning  compilation of Transferred  voters and proxy voters lists for the 2020 general elections.

The statement   reads,”The Electoral  Commission  wishes to  inform the general Public of the compilation of Transferred Voters  list,and the Proxy Voters list for the 2020 Presidential  and Parliamentary Elections.

This will take place from Tuesday, 20th October  to Thursday, 22nd October, 2020.

1.TRANSFERRED VOTERS LIST

(a) A registered voter who is a student or a member of the security services on special duties  and is a resident in a Constituency other than that in which he/she registered, may apply to the Returning Officer of the constituency where he/she is resident for his/her name to be entered onto the Transferred voters list of a polling station in that constituency.

(b)Applicants  shall provide  physical proof of the new residence and shall sign a declaration by the Returning officer before assignment to a new Polling  station. Note that the Transferred voters window is available to  students  and personnel of security agencies only.As such ,each of these categories of persons are required to provide a form of Identification to authenticate their status.

2.VOTING BY PROXY

(a) A registered voter who due to  ill-health or absence from the constituency will be unable to vote on the polling Day,may apply to the Returning Officer of the Constituency or the commission for the name of the selected proxy to be entered onto the proxy list.

(b)The applicant shall complete a proxy Form in quadruplicate.The proxy Forming would be endorsed by the Returning officer and a copy  will be given to the said Applicant.

(c)A person appointed as a proxy may vote in the elections at the polling station where the registered voter was assigned to vote at the time of registration. The provision relating to voting procedure shall apply .

(d) A person shall whose application to vote by proxy is accepted and endorsed by the Returning officer of the constituency or the commission, shall not vote in the election in respect of which the Application was granted .

 

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