December 2020 Polls: EC announces date to compile transferred and proxy voters list

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Mrs. Jean Mensa, EC chairperson
Mrs. Jean Mensa, EC chairperson

The Electoral Commission of Ghana has announced date for the compilation of transferred voters and proxy voters list ahead of the December 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.

The exercise according to the Commission, will take place from Tuesday, 20th October, 2020 to Thursday, 22nd October, 2020.

According to the public announcement intercepted by Coverghana.com.gh, the Electoral Commission led by Mrs. Jean Mensa noted that, the compilation of the two-day transferred voters and proxy voters list will take place at the commission’s offices across the country.

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As one of the constitutional mandates of the commission in the preparations for the elections, persons who wish to transfer their vote and or apply for proxy to be captured on the transferred and proxy list must be physically present for the exercise.

The Electoral Commission wishes to inform the general public of the compilation of Transferred Voters list and Proxy voters list for the 2020 General Elections for interested individuals.

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Read the full procedures and requirements for the compilation of transferred voters and proxy voters list.

1. TRANSFERRED VOTERS LIST

(a) A Registered Voter who is a student or a member of the Security Services on special duties and is a resident in a Constituency other than that in which he/she
registered, may apply to the Returning Officer of the Constituency where he/she is resident for his/her name to be entered onto the Transferred Voters List of a Polling Station in that Constituency.

(b) Applicants shall provide physical proof of the new residence and shall sign a Declaration by the Returning Officer before assignment to a new Polling Station.

Note that the Transferred Voters window is available to Students and Personnel of Security Agencies only. As such, each of these categories of persons are
required to provide a form of Identification to authenticate their status.

2. VOTING BY PROXY

(a) A Registered Voter who due to ill-health or absence from the constituency will be
unable to vote on the Polling Day, may apply to the Returning Officer of the Constituency or the Commission for the name of the selected proxy to be entered
onto the Proxy List.

(b) The Applicant shall complete a Proxy Form in quadruplicate. The Proxy Form would be endorsed by the Returning Officer and a copy will be given to the said
Applicant.

(c) A person appointed as a Proxy may vote in the elections at the Polling Station where the registered Voter was assigned to vote at the time of registration. The
provision relating to voting procedure shall apply.

(d) A person shall not appoint more than one person as a Proxy to vote on his/her behalf at the Election.

(e) A person whose application to vote by Proxy is accepted and endorsed by the Returning Officer of the Constituency or the Commission, shall not vote in the
Election in respect of which the Application was granted.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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