Some electoral officers have been arrested for allegedly tampering with presidential ballot papers in the ongoing elections, the Electoral Commission (EC) has announced.
A statement by the EC confirmed information about isolated cases of presidential ballot papers being tampered with in some polling stations in Awutu Senya West and Bawku Central constituencies.
The Commission, working with the Ghana Police Service, has identified the suspected officers and removed them from post, pending further investigation, the statement said.
“The general public is informed that the presidential ballot for the 2020 general elections has twelve candidates.
“For a correctly printed ballot to be considered valid and counted, all the presidential candidates must be on the ballot paper.
“The Commission entreats all kits staff and field officials to let the truth guide them and integrity preserved them as they continue with this important exercise.
We also urge political parties and candidates’ agents and the general public to be vigilant to ensure a free, fair credible and transparent election,” the statement indicated.