BVD slows start of Assembly Elections in k’dua

Koforidua, September 1, GNA – The non-functioning of the Biometric Verification Devices (BVDs) at many polling stations delayed the early start of the District Assembly and Unit Committee Elections in the Koforidua Municipality.

Some polling stations visited by the Ghana News Agency (GNA) within the municipality showed that the BVDs were not working, and so the voters could not cast their votes.

As at 7.30 am, polling stations in the Nyirede Electoral area in the municipality were yet to receive their electoral materials, while some voters were waiting to cast their votes before going to work.

This came to light when the Ghana News Agency visited some of the polling stations.

At the Glamor Polling Station, the electoral officials were set, but nobody had cast a vote, and there were no voters at the polling station as at 8.07 am.

At the Social Welfare A and B polling stations, there were challenges with their BVDs, and the voters were waiting for them to be fixed by the EC technicians, before they could cast their votes as at 8.17am.

The story was the same at the AME Zion Primary School Polling Station as at 8.28 am.

At the Kwaku Octere Depot, the machine broke down, but was fixed to allow voters to cast their votes around 8.40 am, and as at that time, five people had voted.

Voter turn-out was not encouraging at most of the centres GNA visited.

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