The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) Jean Mensah has assured Ghanaians that the necessary measures are being taken to ensure successful referendums for the creation of six regions.
Addressing the media on Friday, Mrs Mensah said all electoral materials have been procured and dispatched to the 47 districts taking part in the referendums.
[contextly_sidebar id=”0LDDAQRNdlxXdGwn2oN0660AOe4dxbTb”]The Commission, she added, is also collaborating with the security services to ensure peaceful polls.
“It is important to emphasize that we are at the final stages of our preparation towards the conduct of the referendum on the creation of new regions on Thursday 27th of December.
“This includes the establishment of a legal framework for the referendum, namely the C.I 109, the revision of the voters’ register, application for votes transfer and proxy, requirement and training of key staffs and temporary staffs,” she said.
The Electoral Commission (EC) earlier in December revealed the colours for the ballots for the December 27 referendum for the creation of new regions.
For the creation of a region to take effect, there will have to be at least a 50 percent voter turnout and 80 percent of the ballots cast must be a ‘yes’.
The six proposed regions are Ahafo, Bono East, Savannah, North East, Oti and Western North.
The Electoral Commission has already held a limited voter registration in areas the new regions will cover.
This was after the process was given the green light by the Justice Brobbey Commission, which was set up to look into the requests for the creation of the regions.
All eligible voters within each of the listed areas who intend to approve of the creation of the region are required to thumbprint the space given beside the colour YELLOW, while those who disapprove of the creation of the region should thumbprint at the thumbprint space beside the colour, BROWN.
By: Farida Yusif | citinewsroom.com | Ghana