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EC chair maintains that declaring presidential elections results within 24 hours are doable!

She said all things being equal, the results would be declared at the estimated time frame because certain processes had been put in place.

Mrs Mensa, speaking at the “Let the Citizen Know”, an EC platform for electoral issues, said the current Constitutional Instrument mandated the regional directors to collate results of constituencies in their regions and forward it to the EC Headquarters.

“Unlike the past, when the EC Chair collated results from all the 275 constituencies in the country, this year I will be receiving collated results from the 16 regions making it easier for the results to be declared,” she said.

Mrs Mensa said the regional and the district officers had been trained, equipped, and tasked to submit their report by specific times after vote close.

She said the EC had put together special logistics support to help the officers transport the results to district and regional collation centres, saying “in the Afram Plains, boats will be on standby while in the other hard-to-reach areas special vehicles and security will be made available.”

Meanwhile the Electoral Commission (EC) says it has made provision for registered Ghanaians whose names are not on the electoral roll to vote on Election Day.

Outside the certified voters register which has in excess of 17 million voters, 830 persons who successfully registered could not find their names on the register.

The Chairperson of the Commission, Jean Mensa, said the problem of missing names was mainly due to unintentional human and administrative errors.

These persons have been put on a missing names list and are spread across 338,622 polling stations.

They will however be allowed to vote using manual verification. Of the 830 persons, 542 were inadvertently omitted from the register.

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