Interest shown in district level election overwhelming–Serebour Quaicoe

The Electoral Commission (EC) has stated that feedback from the electoral areas at the opening of nominations indicates that more people are showing interest in the election of members of the district assemblies and unit committees.

It said many candidates responded positively by picking the nomination forms, with most of them filling and submitting them before the deadline.

Dr Serebour Quaicoe, Director of Electoral Services speaking in an interview on Monday noted that the EC was overwhelmed with the demand for the nomination forms saying, “Nationally, we sent 252,000 forms for unit committee, and 126,000 forms for the assembly members, there is a request from the regions including Northern, Ashanti and Greater Accra for more forms.

“All candidates in need of the forms will be duly served to enable them to contest, we have made adequate preparations in terms of funds, logistics and personnel to ensure that the processes go on smoothly, we commenced accepting nominations from prospective candidates for election as members of district assemblies and unit committees. 

“They will be received in all electoral areas in each district from October 7 to 11, 2019, between the hours of 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm on each day, which is part of processes leading to the district assemblies and unit committee elections, to be held on Tuesday, December 17. 

“Prospective candidates will be expected to personally deliver or cause to be delivered on his/her behalf by the proposer or seconded of his/her nomination, the completed nomination forms to the returning officer (special duties) at a designated place in the electoral area or unit,” Dr Quaicoe explained. -GNA

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