The KNUST SRC Electoral Commission Chairperson, Master Philip Ofori-Atta met with all stakeholders of KNUST SRC Elections to discuss the elections and how it will be carried out and most importantly the electoral timetable for this year’s election.
Just last Thursday the 23rd of January 2020 the KNUST Electoral Commission led by The Chairperson together with his able deputies met various stakeholders – the Dean of Students Prof Wilson Agyare, his Vice Dr Otchere Addai Mensah, the University Information Technology Service (UITS), Head of KNUST Security, the University Relations Officer (URO), All College Electoral Commissioners, Hall Electoral Commissioners, representatives from KATH, representatives from the International Students Association (ISA) to deliberate and finalize on the 2020 election timetable at the Dean of Students’ board room.
The UITS reiterated that all EC’s are to set up their polling Centers latest by 7:30 am on Election Day to avoid inconveniences. They are to submit all profiles of candidates in 3 working days prior to the day.
Some few changes have been made with regards to the time frame in this year’s elections as compared to previous elections held.
The SRC Electoral Commission Chairperson confirmed that elections will be held between the month of February and March.
The EC professed that elections will start 9:00 am and come to a close at exactly 5:00 pm with no extension in time.
The Dean of Students also emphasized on the fact that representatives for candidates in the strong room will sign an undertaking to be present in the room till the end of the election, with the exception of visiting the washroom.
The Head of Security added that metal detectors will be used to check students going to the strong room for security purposes in order to prevent outbursts of election data.
As a usual norm, students are not expected to campaign on the day of the election. The EC restated that students will have to be patient as the timetable for the 2020 elections will be released soon.
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