A total of 2,538 candidates are standing to be elected as Assemblymen and women at the District Level Elections (DLE) to be held today, Tuesday, December 17, 2019, in the Eastern Region.
Out of the number, 141 of them are females while 2,397 are males contesting.
At the unit level, a total of 4,783 candidates are contesting with 4,219 being males and 493 being females.
The Eastern Regional Director of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Faith Amedzake, made this known to the media in Koforidua.
She indicated that all essential ballot materials had already been received and sorted out for deployment to the various polling stations.
"We are really prepared and we expect the electorate to come out in their numbers to vote for their preferred Assembly members and Unit Committee members," she said.
There are 799 contesting electoral areas and 582 contesting Units as well as a total of 3,374 polling stations where elections will take place on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.
It is thus expected that all things being equal a total of 799 new Assembly members and a total of 2,910 Unit Committee members are expected to be elected at the close of day on December 17 in the Eastern Region.
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