Confusion over missing names on the list of special voters at the Nima Police Station in the Ayawaso East constituency of the Greater Accra Region led to a suspension of the special voting exercise on Thursday, 1 December.

Reports from the station say most the police officers who had gone to vote could not trace their names on the special voters’ list.

In the Ashanti Region too, some military and police personnel have been complaining that they are being prevented from casting their vote because they cannot trace their names on the register.

The Special or Early Voting is organised by the Electoral Commission for journalists, security personnel, and officers of the election management body who will be busy supervising the general elections on 7 December.

Director of Communications of the Electoral Commission, Mr Kofi Dzakpasu, told Prince Minkah on Class91.3FM’s Executive Breakfast Show that the inability of the security officers to vote could be attributed to the inability of their High Commands to submit their names.

Mr Dzakpasu also said some personnel may have relocated to different places but may not have transferred their vote as required by law and so cannot vote in their current places of residence.

He added that personnel who may also have made errors in submitting their voter ID numbers may not be able to vote.

Ghanaians are electing a new president and new parliament for a fresh four-year term. Seven candidates are contesting in the presidential race.

Source: Ghana/