Confusion, Voter Apathy Rock District Assembly Elections

Confusion, Voter Apathy Rock District Assembly Elections

Today’s district-level elections didn’t end without confusion and all sort of apathy being necessitated around various electoral areas. 

Two polling stations at Trom electoral Area in the New Juaben south municipality over the position of candidates on ballot papers among other unfortunate actions to halt the election during the process.

One of the candidates, Ernest Afrifa withdrew from the race few weeks to the polls. The EC assured his name will not be on the ballot.  Therefore, the fourth Candidate-Edward Brobbey-Gyasi on the initial list was to be placed third on the ballot, however that did not happen.

This created confusion as supporters of the Edward Brobbey-Gyasi agitated against the EC for deception.

According to them, they campaigned on number three(#3) position based on the assurance by the EC that he will be placed on the third position.

The Electoral Commission (EC) earlier said some 57,000 candidates have registered to contest the polls. Out of the figure, 18,519 are vying to become assembly members, while 38,520 want to be in the Unit Committees.

There are a total of 6,700 electoral areas and each electoral area would be represented by one assembly member. For the Unit Committees, 33,500 are to be elected – five for every electoral area.


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