The Electoral Commission has revealed that it will not allow voters to carry mobile phones with them to the voting booths during the 2020 General Elections.
This is part of the efforts of the commission to ensure the secrecy of the ballot – a requirement in the country’s electoral laws.
This was made known by Dr Serebour Quaicoe, the Director of Electoral Services at the Electoral Commission.
He said certain candidates have been requesting voters to show proof of voting for them by taking a photo of their ballot papers, which goes contrary to the need to ensure the secrecy of the vote cast by individual voters.
To prevent voters from taking photos of their ballot papers, Dr Quaicoe said Presiding Officers at the various polling stations have been empowered to take the phones of voters and return it to them after they have voted.
Alternatively, Dr Quaicoe advised that voters should not bring their phones to the polling stations.
He assured that the EC would do all it can to ensure that the electoral laws are followed to ensure that Ghanaians enjoy an 8th free and fair general election.
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