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Monday, 15 December 2014

EC open register for transfer of votes

The Electoral Commission (EC) has begun receiving applications for the
transfer of votes ahead of the up coming District Assembly Elections.

The move is to enable persons who currently reside in a place other
than the place where they registered as voters and wish to transfer
their votes to the new place of residence to vote on election day do
so.

A statement signed by the EC's Deputy Chairman of Operations, Amadu
Sulley said the exercise was in "accordance with Regulations 20(1)(2)
and (3)(a) of the Public Elections Regulations, 2012."

"[A] person only qualifies to transfer his vote to another place if,
prior to the application for the transfer of his/her vote he/she has
resided in the present location for a minimum of two months," the
statement read.

The EC called for all applications for the transfer of votes to be
sent to the Returning Officer in the district where the applicants
currently reside, adding that the deadline for submisison is Monday,
January 20, 2015.

According to the EC, once a transfer of vote is effected, it is
permanent and cannot be changed.



Credit: Graphic Online

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