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The Electoral Commission (EC) has caution the public to ignore any persons or group of

persons that come round to collect their Voter?s ID card or they should report

such persons to the nearest EC office or police station.

Photo taken on July 23, 2015 shows identity cards placed on a traditional sandal in Kotido district, northeastern Uganda. The Uganda Electoral Commission stated that the national identification card will not be a pre-requisite for one to vote in the 2016 general elections. Xinhua/Daniel Edyegu)
Photo taken on July 23, 2015 shows identity cards placed on a traditional sandal in Kotido district, northeastern Uganda. The Uganda Electoral Commission stated that the national identification card will not be a pre-requisite for one to vote in the 2016 general elections. Xinhua/Daniel Edyegu)

VotersMr Michael Boadu, an official of the EC who gave the caution

indicated that even though the EC had made provisions for people

who?s ID cards were missing but could be identified by the

Biometric machine to cast their vote, it was important for people

to keep their cards.

He said the ID cards were for voting purposes and it was illegal

for some people?s cards to be in the possession of others and

called on the public to be alert and report such persons to be

dealt with.

Mr Boadu was reacting to complaints made by some aspiring

assemblywomen in the Eastern Region, that they had received

complaints from their electoral areas that people were going round

collecting their voter?s card to transact business on their behalf

for loan facilities.

Others also disclosed that people were going round collecting the

cards in the rural communities with the excuse that, there were

mistakes on the Voter?s card that needed to be corrected before the

upcoming district and unit committee elections

The occasion was at a sensitization workshop organized by the EC in

Koforidua, for selected women, contesting in the District Assembly

Elections, in the Eastern Region. They were taken through the

features of the elections, role and responsibility of the aspirants

and the penalties, and punishments involved in breaches of the law

regulating the elections.

Mr Dogbe Selormey, the Regional Director of the EC, urged the women

not to be intimidated by the huge number of men contesting in the

Region, adding that the EC had women and people with disability

unit to support them.

He called on the women to educate their members and the electoral

area on the dos and don?ts of the election to ensure a smooth

process.

Source : GNA/newsghana.com.gh

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