Date:05 Nov 2012
Ghana: EC Holds successful Mock Voting
As a test of the newly introduced biometric system of voting, the Electoral commission on Saturday began a two-day pilot biometric verification exercise to enable it have a firsthand experience of what the actual polls will be like on December 7.
The exercise was also to test the efficiency of the biometric verification system, educate political party agents and electorates on processes they will go through before they cast their votes in the December polls.
During the two phase mocking exercise, the EC used registered voters in 20 polling stations, two in each nationwide. In Greater Accra, the exercise was undertaken in two districts, where Mr. Alexander Doku Akubia, Greater Accra Director of the EC told said that the exercise took off smoothly and was progressing peacefully and successfully.
Mr. Akubia, also advised the general electorate to cooperate with the election officials on voting day should a problem arise, noting that Presiding Officers were well capable to deal with election issues.
Mr. Maxwell Kwamina, Deputy Returning Officer at the Accra Sempe Primary Number One Polling Station, said after verifying 115 voters, he had been re-assured that the system was perfect.
He concluded “Nobody should even think of cheating because this system would definitely give them away."