Voting was temporarily brought to a halt this morning at the Upper East Regional House of Chiefs(UERHCs) polling centre in Bolgatanga.

The incident occurred when some party agents protested against alleged voting by about 703 recruits from the Pwalugu Police Public Safety Training School(PPSTS) located in the Talensi district.

As a result of the misunderstanding, some of the party agents eventually sent the trainees away and vowed not to allow them to vote.

Initially long queues were formed from within the center to outside of it but after the recruits were sent away the queues reduced drastically and voting continued.

At the time Graphic Online visited the center there were three party agents from the National Democratic Congress,the New Patriotic Party and the Convention People's Party.

Meanwhile 8045 eligible voters are this morning taking part in the special voting in the 15 constituencies of the Upper East Region.

The voters are made up of personnel from the various security services and journalists.
Some of them came to the center as early as 4:00am to vote while the election officials and electoral materials arrived at the center before 6:00am for the exercise to begin.

A total 1480 voters are expected to vote at the center and as of 7:58am,a total of 60 people had cast their ballots.

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