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No biometric machine, no voting – EC, political parties agree

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The Electoral Commission and all the country’s political parties have come to a general consensus that voting must cease if a biometric verification machine breaks down.

The agreement was made when the political parties met with the EC yesterday November 14, 2012, Chairman of the Commission, Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, said when he had a dialogue with the Editors Forum, Ghana (EFG) today November 15, 2012.

According to Dr Afari-Gyan, every person must go through the biometric verification system before that individual can cast his or her ballot.

“We agreed that ‘No machine, no voting’,” Dr Afari Gyan said at the EFG dialogue.

Voting can only continue if the same verification machine which broke down is fixed and brought back to the voting centre, or a back-up is brought to replace it, the EC indicated.

By Ekow Quandzie

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