The 2016 general election begins today with special early voting at 284 centres across the country.
The special voting has become necessary because the people who will be involved in the exercise will be required to work on December 7.
Breakdown of centres
According to the Director of Communications of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mr Eric Kofi Dzakpasu, the number of people on the special voters list had increased from 114,813 to 127,394 as a result of the involvement of police recruits and the temporary staff of the EC.
A breakdown of the polling centres for the regions is as follows: Ashanti, 47 centres; Brong Ahafo, 28; Central, 20; Eastern, 33; Greater Accra, 38; Upper East, 15; Upper West,11; Volta, 26; Western, 26, and Northern, 18 centres.
Mr Dzakpasu told the Daily Graphic that all the necessary logistics, including pink sheets and ballot papers, had been dispatched to the centres where the special voting would take place.
He said at an Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting in Accra last Friday, representatives of the political parties and other stakeholders expressed satisfaction with the level of preparation made by the EC towards the conduct of the elections.