Elections-2020: We are not paving way for elections rig—EC assures

Elections-2020: We are not paving way for elections rig—EC assures

Elections-2020: We are not paving way for elections rig—EC assures

The Electoral Commission (EC) has assured that the ongoing processes leading to the printing of ballots for the December 7 elections at the Assembly press have been transparent.

According to the EC Chairperson, Jean Mensa the printing of excess ballot papers was not an attempt to create the opportunity for rigging.

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Minority in Parliament raised concerns about the neutrality of the Managing Director of Assembly Press, David Asante Boateng and its effect on the integrity of the process of ballot sheet printing.

Addressing the concern, Chairperson of the Commission, Jean Mensa indicated that the former parliamentary aspirant of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) supervising the process of printing would not in any way have bearing effects on the integrity of the process.

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“We do not know the Managing Director [of the Assembly Press]. We know the systems that we have deployed. We are confident in the transparent systems that have been deployed. You may be aware that the party agents are aggrieved about the printing houses.

“They monitor the process for 24 hours and nobody leaves the centre. Irrespective of who manages the centre, the processes that have been deployed are transparent and credible and makes it difficult for anyone to manipulate the votes,” she said.

Madam Jean Mensah stated that the Commission is 95 per cent ready to deliver free, fair and credible elections.

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) had alleged that the EC is attempting to rig the upcoming elections by overprinting ballot papers.

The NDC claimed that one of the seven printing houses undertaking the exercise, Assembly Press, had printed about 150,000 surplus ballots, breaching the 5 percent excess ballot papers requirement.

The EC, however, refuted this claim in a statement.


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