The Electoral Commission says there will be more polling stations for use in the upcoming December 7, 2020, parliamentary and presidential elections.
This is because it has designated 38,622 polling stations going into the polls.
The number is an increase from the more than 33,000 polling centres used in the previous election.
Already, the electoral management body has declared its readiness for the voting as well as its confidence in the credibility and integrity of the voters’ register.
Director of Electoral Services at the EC, Dr Serebour Quarcoe in a Citi News interview disclosed that the commission merely split up the original polling stations.
“We want to reduce the queuing at the polling stations so the Commission decided to put the threshold at 749 so any centre that is more than that is spilt. So there are some centres that have been split into five. Some are four, three and two. The splitting has created about 5,000 plus centres. So there are no new centres. The splitting is around the whole country but mostly in areas that are densely populated,” he indicated.
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