EC removes polling officers tampering with ballot papers

EC removes polling officers tampering with ballot papers

The Electoral Commission (EC) has confirmed that it has identified some of its officers who have been tampering with ballot papers in the ongoing elections.

The EC says it has consequently removed those officers who were allegedly tampering with the Presidential ballot paper.

They were reportedly tearing the paper in a manner such that, the first candidate on the paper was not appearing on the ballot paper for the voter.

The incidents which the EC describes as "isolated" happened in the Awutu Senya West and Bawku Central constituencies in the Central and Upper East regions respectively.

"Information reaching the Commission indicates that there have been isolated cases of Presidential ballot papers being tampered with in some polling stations in Awutu Senya West and Bawku Central constituencies," the EC said in a statement posted on Twitter.

The incidents which the EC describes as "isolated" happened in the Awutu Senya West and Bawku Central constituencies in the Central and Upper East regions respectively.

"Information reaching the Commission indicates that there have been isolated cases of Presidential ballot papers being tampered with in some polling stations in Awutu Senya West and Bawku Central constituencies," the EC said in a statement posted on Twitter.

Below is a copy of the statement