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Special Voting: 65,001 to vote on Dec 1

The Electoral Commission (EC) has explained that a total of 65,001 voters would be voting under special voting on December 1, 2016.

They are made up of 871 media personnel, 23,567 security services officials and 40,563 election officials.

The Head of Communications at the EC, Mr Eric Kofi Dzakpasu made this known in a radio interview on Accra based Asempa FM Monday afternoon.

He was providing explanations on the special voting, proxy voting, election materials which the commission has started transporting to the regions on the political talk show programme Ekosii Sen, hosted by Kwadwo Asare Baffour Acheampong (KABA).

Special voting is a special dispensation under the electoral laws that allows registered voters who will not be able to present themselves at their polling stations on voting day as a result of the roles they will play in the elections to vote on a date before the rest of the electorate vote on the date set for the elections.

The category of people who are allowed to do special voting are security personnel, officials of the EC and journalists.

After voting, the ballot boxes are sealed, kept at police stations and sent to constituency collation centres on Election Day (Dec 7) to be opened, counted and added to other polling stations to get a constituency total.

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