Ghana: Special voting underway

Ghana’s presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for December 7 have kicked off with a special voting exercise for selected voters on Tuesday.

Those voting today include security and allied personnel, medics, staff and officials of the Electoral Commission as well as journalists.

The special voting exercise is to free the selected voters who would be providing critical services on voting day.

Special polling centres opened at 7 am across the country for the exercise and early reports speak of smooth processes.

At the Kotobabi Police Station, where the Ayawaso Central Constituency is conducting its voting, several anxious voters have joined a long queue to cast their vote. By 11am, 180 persons had voted.

The Returning Officer for the constituency, Mr Edward Ofei Quansah, told Myjoyonline that the centre was provided with 500 ballots each for the parliamentary and presidential voting.