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Review voter transfer law to accommodate certain groups – Majority leader to EC

Wed, 17 Jun 2020 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

The electoral commission may have to fashion the voter transfer law to give students the chance to transfer, says the majority leader in parliament Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu.

He made this statement while addressing the media on the upcoming voters registration exercise.

According to him, although the EC has the legal backing to rule out the transfer of votes in the 2020 elections, there is the need to review it so students are not disenfranchised.

“There are certain constituents who may be allowed to transfer and that has to do with students. Students may register at a location and during the voting, they may be somewhere not by any fault of theirs.”

“So that law should be fashioned out. They may have to have another review of that C.I so students may be allowed to transfer their votes but not ordinary citizens,” he explained.

The Electoral Commission (EC) has ruled out the transfer of votes in the upcoming general elections.

The elections management body says to transfer your vote, one must have registered 12 months prior to the transfer.

“With the compilation of a new voters register in the offing, electorates would be expected to register at where they reside or would be voting in December,” the EC noted.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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