District Level Elections-Centres empty in Ho

Ho, Sept. 01, GNA – District Level Elections started smoothly in the Volta Regional capital, Ho, Tuesday morning but with low turnout.

The polling stations were virtually empty with no work for the Electoral Officers and agents of aspirants.

At the Ho Sports Stadium Centre, at about 0845 only Officials of the Electoral Commission and agents of the aspirants were spotted discussing the low patronage.

As at 0900 only four people voted at the Ho High Court Centre, out of 297 registered voters, Mr Donkor Moses, Presiding Officer at the station told the Ghana News Agency.

At about 0830, only 39 people out of 1,039 voted at the Ho SSNIT Flats Centre.

Mr Leonard Akoetey, Presiding Officer at the Centre, said the situation was worrying and prayed that patronage picked up later in the day.

Some agents who were lamenting about the poor turnout said some electorates said they were tired of voting and blamed the Electoral Commission and the National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE) for low publicity on the elections.

Meanwhile, the elections started on time with all biometric verification machines working well.

The centres also have tactile jackets for people with visual impairments.

The Ghana News Agency observed that there were no policemen at some polling stations and some stations too do not have Election Observers.


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