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District level elections postponed in some electoral areas

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The ongoing district level elections has been postponed in some electoral areas in the Ashanti and Eastern regions due to technical challenges.

This decision, due to unforeseen technical challenges, was contained in an EC statement released on the the originally scheduled date of the elections on December 19, 2023.

The EC did not name the affected electoral areas.

The elections will now be held on Thursday, December 21, 2023 in those areas.

The Director of Electoral Services at the EC, Dr Serebour Quaicoe has explained it was due to printing challenges by their contractors.

He said many of the ballot papers have been dispatched to the voting centres but due to lateness, the elections in those areas will now be held on Thursday, December 21.

The affected areas and exact number of polling stations experiencing the delay remain unclear in the Commission’s statement.

However, residents of these electoral areas are assured by the EC that the elections will now be held on Thursday, December 21, 2023.

The EC expressed its apologies for any inconvenience caused by the last-minute change.

They further emphasized their commitment to conducting the elections on the new date, urging residents to participate actively in selecting their local representatives.

The reason for the technical challenges remains undisclosed, leaving some citizens with questions and concerns.

The EC is yet to release a complete list of the specific electoral areas where the postponement applies.

SOURCE: GRAPHIC ONLINE