The Electoral Commission (EC) has said all is set for tomorrow’s [Tuesday] District Level Elections across all 16 regions except for three electoral areas in the Nkoransa North and South in the Bono East Region and Lower Manya Krobo in the Eastern Region.
Addressing the press today [Monday] ahead of the elections, a Deputy Chairperson of the Commission in charge of Operations, Samuel Tetteh said all security measures have been put in place and names of some flashpoints have been handed over to the police for additional security.
“In all, about 159,000 election officials have been trained for this election and they include returning officers and deputy returning officers, returning officers special duties, technicians, main reference list officers, verification officers and ballot issuers.
“For effective procurement and deployment of logistics and other election materials, the Commission drew a detailed deployment plan to ensure the success of the management and deployment of its logistics to the regions and districts. All election materials and equipment required for the District level elections have been procured in sufficient quantities and dispatched to the various regions and districts. They include materials such as qualitative stamps, ballot boxes, stationery etc.”
He further stated that the lists of all polling and flashpoints have been given to the security services to ensure peaceful elections
A total of 2538 candidates are contesting the Assembly Member election positions in 799 Electoral Areas in the Eastern Region. Out of the number,2397 are males while 141 females.
Again, a total of 4783 candidates are contesting the 582 Unit committee slots, 4219 out of the number are males whereas 493 are females.