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General News of Wednesday, 29 November 2000

Source: GNA

Election materials for Ashanti Region arrive in Kumasi

Ballot papers and other voting materials for the December 7 elections have arrived in Kumasi, Mr Isaac K. Boateng, Ashanti Regional Director of the Electoral Commission (EC), told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on Tuesday.

They would be dispatched to the 33 constituencies in the Region by Monday, December 4, for the special voting exercise.

A total of 1.9 million voters are expected to exercise their franchise in 3,482 polling stations.

Mr Boateng said the materials, which arrived at the weekend, were checked by officials of the EC and Agents of the political parties.

He said the EC has not encountered any difficulty in the run-off to the elections in the region and he has toured the constituencies to brief Polling Assistants, Returning Officers and the Polling Agents on the need to ensure free and fair elections.

"Every thing is on course for peaceful elections in the region", Mr Boateng said.