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General News of Monday, 3 December 2012

Source: radioxyzonline.com

Cast your vote and go home - EC

The Electoral Commission (EC) has cautioned voters against creating confusion at the various polling stations during Friday’s elections.

According to the EC, such acts amount to electoral offences which are punishable by law.

Principal Public Relations Officer of the EC, Sylvia Annor in an interview with XYZ News, voters after casting their ballots should return home and wait for the results.

“As a voter you just have to go to the polling station and cast your vote, you don’t have to wear any party paraphernalia on that day, no party colours.

“You don’t have to go there and foment trouble, you don’t intimidate people, you must not campaign on that day and during counting you don’t have to obstruct the counting process”.

Residents in some communities in the Upper East region who could not register in the biometric registration will be doing so today.

The residents, numbering about 500, boycotted the registration on claims that they were not happy with the change of name of one of the polling stations.

After the registration, however, they sued the Electoral Commission for failing to register them and asked the court to compel the EC to organize a special registration for them.

Their demand was met last Friday when a fast track high court directed the EC to register them.

From today, the EC will commence a special exercise to register voters in about 6 villages in the Kassena-Nankana East District.

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