2024 Elections: Polls to close at 3 p.m. —EC proposes

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2024 Elections: Polls to close at 3 p.m. —EC proposes

In an effort to increase transparency, the Electoral Commission (EC) is suggesting that the polls for the general election of 2024 conclude at 3 p.m.

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In an effort to increase transparency, the Electoral Commission (EC) is suggesting that the polls for the general election of 2024 conclude at 3 p.m.

According to EC Chairperson Jean Mensa, 70% of polling places were vacant by 1 p.m., citing the experience of the 2020 election.

She claims that this is because many polling places were established, which sped up the process.

To shorten the voting period, Mrs. Mensa emphasized the plan to establish numerous polling places, each holding a maximum of 500 voters.

Due to the increased number of voting locations in the previous election, voters spent no more than five minutes casting their ballots.

“We are convinced that closing the polls at 3 pm will enable counting and collating to take place in broad daylight and promote the needed transparency and orderliness we so desire.

“We trust that our Parliament will support this drive to ensure greater transparency and orderliness in our electoral process,” Mrs Mensa said.

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