The Electoral Affairs Commission Suggested Giving Priority to Elderly and Pregnant Voters

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The Electoral Affairs Commission (EAC) is holding a one-month long public consultation on whether Presiding Officers are allowed to give priority to elderly, pregnant and disabled voters to vote first.

Voters can also be allowed to see whether their names are crossed out when they obtain their ballot papers in other to ensure its transprency.

The EAC is also proposing to limit the number of people who are allowed to watch the counting process. Observers should have their names and ID cards registered.

They stated that some citizens caused nuisance and unnecessary pressure to staff during vote-counting process in the previous District Council Election.

Source: Now News

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