Wed. May 22nd, 2024

Accra, Dec. 7, GNA-The Electoral Commission has identified delay in start of voting at polling stations and ballot tampering as key issues in the 2020 General Election.

Mrs Sylvia Annor, Acting Director of Public Affairs of the Electoral Commission speaking to the Ghana News Agency said there were other minor issues, including ballot stuffing.

She said the incident of ballot paper tampering took place at Bawku Central Constituency in the Upper East Region and Awutu Senya West in the Central Region.

“The two officers who tampered with the Presidential ballot papers in Awutu Senya West and Bawku Central have been arrested and are currently in Police custody,” she said.

Mrs Annor said the officials would be prosecuted and dealt with by law.

She said that the issue of delay starts of voting, which occurred at Weija Gbawe and Ayawaso West Wougon had been addressed.

“ To start with, voters who will be in the queue after the official close of polls will be allowed to vote. The voter population of polling stations have been reduced, so this will enable people to vote” she said.

Mrs Annor said polling stations that had more voters would be provided with logistics including, lighting systems, and extra biometric verification device to enable them vote.