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Election 2020: All set for special voting today

By Mutala Yakubu
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All is set for a major part of the 2020 election as special voting takes off today December 1, 2020.

A total of 109,577 voters from 12 institutions are expected to cast their ballots on today, December 1, 2020, ahead of the December 7 general elections.

Chairperson for the Electoral Commission Jean Mensa says all Covid-19 protocols will be observed.

The special voting is for people with special election day assignments.

READ ALSO: Stringent Covid-19 protocols will be observed during special voting - Jean Mensa

The exercise will start from 0700hours and close at 1700 hours.

The prospective early voters are personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces, National Intelligence Bureau, National Security, Ghana Immigration Service, Ghana National Fire Service, and Information Services Department.

The rest are personnel of the National Ambulance Service, Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority, Prisons Service, Ghana Journalists Association, Ghana Police Service and National Media Commission.

The Greater Accra Region has 54 centres, the highest, followed by Ashanti Region, 48, Eastern Region, 34, Central Region 26, Volta Region 21.

The Rest are: Western Region, 19, Northern Region, 18, Upper East Region, 16, Bono Region, 13, Bono East Region 13, Upper West Region 12, Western North Region, nine, Oti Region, eight, Ahafo Region, seven , Savannah Region, seven, and North East Region, six.

A total of 17,029,971 valid voters are expected to vote in the 2020 general elections to choose one of the 12 presidential candidates and Members of Parliament to represent Ghana’s 275 constituencies.