Brong-Ahafo Region receives electoral materials

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The premises of the Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Headquarters was a scene of vigorous activity last Friday when the ballot papers for the Presidential and Parliamentary Elections arrived for distribution to the 29 constituencies.

Electoral officials, political party agents and the police sorted out the ballot papers and recorded the various serial numbers.

Mr George Gyabaah, Brong-Ahafo Regional Director of the Electoral Commission (EC), speaking to newsmen, said some of the electoral materials, including the verification machines, ballot boxes, and other logistics, had already been dispatched to the constituencies.

He said training of about 13,700 electoral officials, five personnel each to man the 2,740 polling stations in the region, was underway to equip them for December 7.

Mr Gyabaah said 15 vehicles had been commandeered to each constituency and were enough to convey the personnel and electoral materials from the constituency headquarters to the polling stations.

On the verification machine, he said during the pilot voting, it worked to perfection but one could not vouch for machines and that there were enough buck-ups.

He, however, said the machines worked on dry cell batteries and not on electricity and there would not be any problem with power outages.

Mr Gyabaah said Brong-Ahafo Region was peaceful and was optimistic the voters would go home after casting their votes and return at 1700 for the counting.

He said elections were not an avenue to foment trouble and this should be conducted in a peaceful manner for people to make their choices.

Source: GNA

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