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EU observers say election 2020 collation “process was significantly less transparent” [ARTICLE]


According to the team, while the voting process was tranquil and clear on common, the collation method was the immediate opposite.

The observers mentioned: “Collation of final results at the constituency level was observed in 35 constituency collation centres with many of them being visited repeatedly. Collation method was fewer very well organised and less clear usually because of to a absence of in-depth procedures, insufficient amenities and overcrowding which at periods led to agents and observers not owning a distinct check out of the treatments and the filling in of outcome forms.”

They also observed some “instances of unrest and rigidity had been observed at Asawase, Sunyani West and Techiman South constituencies.”

In its report on the election whose final results the Countrywide Democratic Congress and its leader, Former President Mahama have discredited, the EU observers mentioned Presiding Officers of the Electoral Commission had challenges completing the results type.

“Counting, noticed in 30 polling stations, was conducted in a mostly clear method and always in the existence of get together agents. The over-all conduct of the counting method was assessed positively in 27 circumstances.

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“However, the EU EOM observers described that procedures, these types of as counting of unused ballots, counting of ticks in the voter register and names reference list, counting of ballots in the ballot box, cross-checking the variety of ballots in the ballot box in opposition to the variety of ticks in the voter sign up, and recording the variety of voters verified by the BVD and manually, were being routinely not followed.

“Furthermore, presiding officers appeared to have complications finishing the outcome sorts. The polling station result sorts were being not publicly exhibited in 17 polling stations although social gathering brokers acquired signed duplicate of the result kind in all scenarios.”

“Voting was carried out in a commonly peaceful atmosphere and voting procedures ended up primarily adopted, including the biometric verification of voters.

“The EU EOM observers described quite a few irregularities, these as voters not generally marking their ballot in secrecy, primarily thanks to inadequate format of polling stations (in 17 for each cent of polling stations noticed), biometric verification units (BVD) not normally ready to effectively verify the voters (9 %), presence of unauthorised individuals inside of the polling stations (8 p.c) and interference with the work of the polling station employees (4 p.c).

“Party agents from each NPP and NDC were present in all but 1 polling station frequented. The all round conduct of voting was assessed positively in 95 % of the 329 polling stations noticed. The EC deployed COVID-19 ambassadors to all polling stations to enforce well being protocols,” the report sighted by Adomonline.com stated.

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