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EC announces vote transfer for candidates contesting 2016 elections

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VoterregisterThe Electoral Commission has announced that it is accepting applications for Vote Transfer from persons who wish to contest this year’s general elections as Presidential or Parliamentary candidates.

In a press release issued today August 13, 2016 and copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, the EC indicates Monday August 15 to Friday August 19, 2016 as the dates for the exercise.

“Candidates who wish to transfer their votes from the polling station where they registered to a different polling station, are required to visit the District Office of the Commission in the Constituency where they wish to vote, to complete the vote transfer application form to be processed for the transfer.

“Candidates who wish to transfer their votes from the polling station where they registered to a different polling station, are required to visit the District Office of the Commission in the Constituency where they wish to vote, to complete the vote transfer application form to be processed for the transfer,” it said.

According to the EC, to qualify to transfer votes, the applicants, must be a registered voters; Be resident in the Constituency other than that in which he/she registered for not less than 12 months; Provide physical proof of his/her new residence, including the residential address, and if successful, the voter shall be assigned to a new polling station in his/her new Constituency of residence, the release said.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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