E.C. adjourns polls to Saturday following breakdown of verification devices

18.50 – The Electoral Commission has adjourned voting in areas where the biometric verification device broke down.

Elections, according to the Commission will continue on Saturday December 8, 2012.

Ballot boxes from the affected areas will be transported and stored in the nearest Police Station in the vicinity of the polling station.

Below is a statement from the Electoral Commission

ADJOURNMENT OF POLL AT POLLING STATIONS WHERE BIOMETRIC VERIFICATION OF VOTERS COULD NOT BE COMPLETED.

The Electoral Commission directs as follows;

(1) At polling stations where the biometric verification of voters could not be completed and as a result some voters in the queue could not be processed to vote,

(2) Where election materials arrived very late that all the voters in the queue could not be processed to vote,polling should continue tomorrow, Saturday 8th December, 2012 to give the opportunity to the affected persons to vote.

Presiding Officers should arrange with the police for the safe custody of all ballot boxes and election materials.

Signed
K. SARFO-KANTANKA
DEPUTY CHAIRMAN (OPERATIONS)