EC Begins Receiving Proxy Voting Applications Today

The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced that it has begun receiving applications for proxy voting from today Wednesday, August 17 to Monday September 26.

According to the EC a registered voter who wishes to apply for voting by proxy is required to visit the Commission’s Head Office or the District Office of the Commission in his/her Constituency not later than 26th September, 2016 together with his or appointed proxy to be processed.

Alternatively, the appointed proxy may pick the proxy forms on behalf of the applicant to be completed and returned to the Commission’s district office before the specified deadline of 26th September, 2016.

In a released issued by Head of Communications of the EC Eric Kofi Dzakpasi, he disclosed that an applicant seeking to apply as proxy voter must be; a registered voter, who due to ill-health or absence from his/her constituency will be unable to vote on Election Day, the appointed proxy must be a registered voter and shall not appoint more than one person at the same time as a proxy.

By: Ghana/