EC Provides Tactile Ballot Papers To The Blind

The Electoral Commissioner of Ghana, Charlotte Kenssen-Smith Osei has said preparations have been made for persons living with disability to vote comfortably as they have provided tactile at all polling station.

She also announced the commission has “projected an 80% voter turnout” as Ghanaian go to the polls.

“We have also made special arrangements for persons living with disability,” Mrs Osei who addressed the nation through journalists at a press conference in Accra on Tuesday December 6.

“For visually impaired voters, we have tactile ballot paper that have been provided at all centers,” she told international and local journalists.

According to her all 97 items needed by each polling center have been provided.

She also said the commission together with security personnel are prepared and ready to deal with the events that accompany elections processes.

A total voter population of 15, 712, 499 has been recorded to partake in the exercise on Wednesday.

Mrs Osei also said they would not “deny anyone the right to exercise their franchise” as was reported in the special voting exercise on December 1.

Mrs Osei also said preparations have been made for persons living with disability to vote comfortably as they have provided tactile at all polling station.

Wednesday’s polls will take place at 28,992 polling centres in 275 constituencies with 148,000 EC officials and 64,000 security personnel supervising the entire exercise across the country.

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