First in history: EC set to hold 3-in-1 elections on Dec 17

First in history: EC set to hold 3-in-1 elections on Dec 17

- The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced that it would conduct three elections in one day

- The three consists District Assembly Members, Unit Committee Members and a Referendum

- There will be three ballot boxes and screens and each voter will be given three different ballot papers

For the first time in the history of Ghana, the Electoral Commission (EC) has announced that it would conduct three elections in one day.

The three which would be conducted on Sunday, December 17, 2019, consists District Assembly Members, Unit Committee Members and a Referendum.

Across the polling stations nationwide, there will be three ballot boxes and screens and each voter will be given three different ballot papers.

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Speaking in an interview, Dr Serebour Quaicoe, the Director of Electoral Services at the EC, explained that each electorate on the day, would be required to vote on the three themes separately.

He stated that the process would take the form of the regular general presidential and parliamentary elections, however, the difference with this ‘trio’ election, would be the addition of an additional ballot box.

“An electorate will first receive one ballot paper to vote for a candidate of choice for the Unit Committee and go for a second ballot to vote for the candidate of choice for the District Assembly and same for the referendum.

This means a voter will thumbprint on each separately and deposit each in its respective box,” he clarified.

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In other news, aggrieved students of the Ghana School of Law have made a decision to stage a protest on Monday, October 7, 2019, to register their displeasure over recent developments at the school.

In results released from the latest entrance examinations, 90 percent of students who sat the test failed to make a pass mark, as the results showed that out of the 1,820 candidates who took the exams, only 128 passed.

In a statement sighted by YEN.com.gh, the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) of the school, following a meeting after the recent mass failures decided on the demonstration.

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