EC open register for transfer of votes

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The Electoral Commission (EC) has begun receiving applications for the

transfer of votes ahead of the up coming District Assembly Elections.

The move is to enable persons who currently reside in a place other

than the place where they registered as voters and wish to transfer

their votes to the new place of residence to vote on election day do


A statement signed by the EC's Deputy Chairman of Operations, Amadu

Sulley said the exercise was in "accordance with Regulations 20(1)(2)

and (3)(a) of the Public Elections Regulations, 2012."

"[A] person only qualifies to transfer his vote to another place if,

prior to the application for the transfer of his/her vote he/she has

resided in the present location for a minimum of two months," the

statement read.

The EC called for all applications for the transfer of votes to be

sent to the Returning Officer in the district where the applicants

currently reside, adding that the deadline for submisison is Monday,

January 20, 2015.

According to the EC, once a transfer of vote is effected, it is

permanent and cannot be changed.

Credit: Graphic Online

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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