The Electoral Commission (EC) as part of efforts to ensure that voters are not disenfranchise has asked potential voters to text their ID numbers to the short code #6363 for information on where they can vote.
The EC in clarifying what could have accounted for some people not being able to vote, the EC said “for those who did not find their names on the special voters list, it is because they are either not listed for duties outside their usual residence on Election Day or their names were not submitted by their institutions to the EC.
“Therefore they will be voting at their polling stations on Wednesday December 7, 2016. We encourage everyone to use the Commission’s shortcode #6363 to check their registration details and the name of their polling station if they did not do so during the exhibition period.”
The statement further said “we urge all potential voters, to turn out in their numbers on Wednesday December 7, 2016 to exercise their franchise in the main election to choose their leaders. In the interest of national peace and national stability, we entreat the media to be circumspect in their commentary and desist from publishing unverified and unconfirmed claims and allegations about the process.”
The EC confirmed that a total of 127, 396 people were expected to take part in the special voting exercise.
Out of that number, a total of 101,014 people making 79.29% voted in the special voting exercise which took place over a two day period.
By Martin Asiedu-Dartey|3news.com|Ghana