Ghana’s electoral system reliable – EC official
Mrs Rebecca Kabukie-Adjalo, official of the Electoral Commission (EC), on Thursday said the introduction of checks and balances in Ghana’s electoral system has made the process open, reliable and transparent.
She said on December 7, copies of voting results at polling stations would be given to all party agents and parliamentary candidates for collation and cross-checking.
Mrs Kabukie-Adjalo said these at a meeting, organized by the Department of Foreign and International Development and facilitated by the KAB Governance Consult for parliamentary candidates in the Western Region, at Takoradi.
She said the EC would ensure that electoral rules and guidelines are fairly and strictly enforced on voting day.
Mrs. Kabukie-Adjalo said every ballot paper must have validating stamp, specific to the polling station.
She said election officials would indicate the polling station, total number of ballot papers available and the total number of voters, on a form.
Mrs. Kabukie-Adjalo said another form will be filled before counting of votes, indicating the number of people who voted and number of ballot papers used, among others.
She asked political parties to impress upon their agents to ensure that these forms are filled.