Election 2016: EC to save face in second round of Special voting today

votingThe second round of Special voting will take place today following significant challenges that rocked the exercise on the 1st December, 2016.

Over 30,000 special voters are expected to be mopped up in today’s exercise.

The first round of special voting was characterized by missing names of journalists, Electoral Officers and security forces; a situation that made the exercise quite chaotic throughout the country.

Out of about 127,000 special voters, only a little over 90,000 were able to cast their vote as the remaining failed to find their names on the register; a situation they were unhappy with. Some threatened to vacate their posts while many fingers pointed at the Electoral Commission headed by Madam Charlotte Osei for a poor job done.

However, after a meeting with political parties at an Inter Party Advisory Committee (IPAC), the EC decided to do a mop up exercise to ensure the special voters are not disenfranchised.

The special voting involves certain categories of people such as journalists, Electoral Officers, Security officers amongst others who are given the privilege to vote six days before the actual voting day since they would be busy going about their official duties to ensure a smooth election for country.

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