Date:07 Dec 2012
Voting delays in some polling centres
There are reports of delayed voting in a number of centres across the country, in closely fought elections in the West African country of Ghana, which has entered its second hour. With some prospective voters queuing as early as midnight while others had placed symbols from last night to indicate that they were in the queue, a delay in voting does not amuse them.
Voting was supposed to begin at 7am and close at 5pm but not all the centres begun voting on time as was expected.
Africa Elections Project reporters say some voters are growing impatient where there are delays, as the queues are long and winding.
AEP reporter Jeorge Kingson says voting had not started as at 7.45am in all three polling stations in the Ayawaso constituency even though materials were ready but the EC staff were going about doing their own business. He also reports of the ballot boxes arranged in alphabetical order but their cards do not have any labels on them.
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