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EC bans mobile phone use in voting booths – Dr Quaicoe

The Electoral Commission (EC) has banned the use of mobile phones in polling voting by individuals who show up to vote.

Persons who flout this directive will have their mobile phones confiscated by officials of the Commission.

To this end, the EC has advised the youth who are mostly used by politicians to perpetuate electoral offenses to desist from the practice or face the full rigors of the law.

The forum jointly organized by the EC and the Youth Bridge Foundation was on the theme: “The Electoral Offences: The Unspoken Threat to Peaceful Election.”

Dr Quaicoe, who was speaking at a day’s youth dialogue in Accra last Tuesday, said the youth were often the target of spreading false news because they were technology savvy.

He said, “Videos, audios, and photos could be distorted to mislead you to act violently.”

Dr. Serebour Quaicoe, explained that the move is to prevent the situation where people take pictures and videos of their thumb printed ballot paper after voting and circulate to persons they might have taken money from with a promise to vote for their party.



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