EC officials caught sleeping through "boring" extension of special voting exercise

EC officials caught sleeping through "boring" extension of special voting exercise

You might think the election fever would keep officials of the Electoral Commission on their toes constantly, but that is not what happened in the Tema West and East constituencies.

According to a report by GraphicOnline.com, the "boring" turnout of voters during the Sunday, 4th December extension of the special voting exercise left some EC official dazed and dozing.

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EC officials caught sleeping through "boring" extension of special voting exercise

EC officials caught sleeping through "boring" extension of special voting exercise

Of the 880 registered special voters, 311 were supposed to have cast their ballot at the Tema West but as at 2:40 pm, a handful of 45 people had voted.

The report also suggest that some political party agents also caught some zzzzs during the electoral process.

The issue of missing names in the register that plagued the EC during the first day of special voting was still prevalent during the extension as as most officers who had previously visited the centres on the Day One of the exercise could still not trace their names in the register.

EC officials caught sleeping through "boring" extension of special voting exercise

EC officials caught sleeping through "boring" extension of special voting exercise

Reports suggested the the commission had not issued any new register to some of the affected zones thus the officials were still using the error-riddled registers.

The Returning Officer for the Tema East constituency, Mr Samuel Jerry Ankomah also expressed similar sentiments and appealed to officers whose names were still missing to check from their mother polling centers on December 7.

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