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EC Agrees To NUGS Proposal; Sets Up Voter Transfer Centers On Campuses

NUGS President, Daniel Oppong Kyeremeh commending the EC for allowing voter transfer on Campus

Ghana’s Electoral Commission (EC) has agreed to allow students who want to transfer their votes from places they registered to their campuses to do so.

This, the commission agreed would enable them to vote during the upcoming general elections which will fall at a time that they would be on campus studying. 

The EC has agreed to do this transfer on Wednesday 3rd to 5th July, 2024 on school campuses across Ghana. 

Speaking to this reporter, President of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS), Daniel Oppong Kyeremeh commended the EC for agreeing to allow for the transfers to be done and to set up at the campuses to carry out the transfers. 


Mr Kyeremeh therefore urged all Ghanaian students to visit the voter transfer centres to be set up on their campuses by the EC and present their ID cards for verification and activation of their desire to vote on their preferred in campus. 

The NUGS President reminded interested students that no one would be allowed to transfer their votes to a constituency different from where their school is situated. 


Meanwhile, Mr Kyeremeh has revealed his desire to get help to all Ghanaian students studying in schools outside the shores of the country. 

He noted that he has been in touch with the office of the Chief of Staff and the Education Minister as well as the Scholarship Secretariat to see to the resolution of the matters arising.

Currently,  students in Morocco are struggling to feed and get their fees under the scholarship paid to continue their studies. 

Similar situation is being faced by students in Europe particularly, United Kingdom and France. 

However, Mr Kyeremeh promises to push up to ensure that the issues are resolved and the affected students get the assistance they need to make their lives bearable while they study.

Summary From IPAC Meeting On Monday:

1. EC to allow Prison inmates, Students and  Security personnel (Special Duty list submitted to EC already) to Transfer their votes into constituencies where they’re residing presently from Wednesday 3rd to 5th July, 2024.

NB: Prison inmates who are not yet registered voters will be registered as part of the Mop-Up limited voter registration exercise from August 1st to 3rd, 2024.

Students are to provide their student ID cards to prove that they are students of their respective institutions before they are allowed to transfer their votes to campus. Students CAN NOT transfer their votes from campus to other constituencies

2. Political Party Agents are permitted to observe the transfer process at the EC District offices and the 25 campuses where the just ended limited voter registration exercise took place.

3. Proxy applications by security personnel (on special duties who will not be available to vote) scheduled for July 3 to 5.

4. Political Party agents are permitted to observe the proxy process including observing that the biometrics of the original voter and his or her proxy is captured.

5. Compilation of Special Voters List to be done by the EC from 6th to 7th July 2024.

6. Security personnel (whose names have been submitted to the EC for special duties) must appear in their uniforms with their voter ID cards at the EC District offices to be verified as Special voters.

7. EC to review all proxy applications that did not go through biometric capture and report to the next IPAC meeting.

8. Request for IT technical support to be sent to the UNDP to assist the Electoral Commission ahead of the December 07 presidential and parliamentary elections.

Source: Ghana/ Ofosu-Afriyie, Kumasi. 

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