Electoral Commission bans Alcohol, motorbikes from polling Station.

The Electoral Commission has announced a tranche of measures intended to ensure credible free and fair polls.
Speaking at a the press briefing on Tuesday, Chairperson Mrs. Charlotte Osei quantified that all electoral related materials including ballot papers, indelible ink, and biometric machines have been deployed to the various voting centres.

Mrs. Osei cautioned that no bags and purses, pens, food and drinks, and mobile phones would be allowed in the voting screen to help ensure free and credible electioneering process.

She also refuted claims that the EC in collusion with some political parties have thumb-printed ballot papers intended to rig the polls for a particular political party are untrue and should be treated with the necessary contempt it requires also added all the polling stations and voters’ register have been presented to the various political parties hence some argument that some polling station are unknown to some political parties is just a fallacy.

The chairperson of the electoral commission also detailed some security measures agreed between the commission and the security set up to preserve the peace of the polls.

According to the EC chair, nobody will be allowed to use a motorbike within 400 metres of a polling station. The sale of alcohol has also been banned within 500 metres from a polling station.
She stated that security agencies in charge of the polls have been empowered to deal ruthlessly with anyone who defies any of the directives.

“The sale of alcohol within 500 metres of the polling station is prohibited. In addition, the police have determined that between the hours of 5pm tomorrow and 6am December 8, the use of motorbikes is not permitted. In addition to this on Election Day, motorbikes are not permitted within 400metres of a polling station”.

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