Election 2016 EC opens register for transfer of votes

A statement issued and signed by Eric Dzakpasu, Head of Communications at the EC said “If successful, the voter shall be assigned to a new polling station in his/her new Constituency of residence.”

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The Electoral Commission has announced that it will from Friday 9th September 2016 to Friday, 7th October 2016 accept applications for transfer of votes from one constituency to another.

A statement issued and signed by Eric Dzakpasu, Head of Communications at the EC said: “All registered voters who wish to transfer their votes from the polling station in the Constituency where they registered to a different Constituency where they wish to vote in the 2016 general elections, are required to visit the District Office of the Electoral Commission in the Constituency where they are now resident to complete the vote transfer application form to be processed for the transfer.”

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The statement said in order to transfer a vote, the applicant:

a. Must be a registered voter;

b. Must be resident in the Constituency other than that in which he/she registered for not less than 12 months;

c. Should provide physical proof of his/her residence, including the residential address.

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“If successful, the voter shall be assigned to a new polling station in his/her new Constituency of residence,” the statement added.

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