The opening of polls in the Ablekuma North District for the District Level Elections faced delays today due to transportation challenges affecting the distribution of electoral materials to various polling stations.
The scheduled commencement time of 0700 hours was impacted as officials grappled with getting materials to their destinations.
At 07:10 hours, the Ghana News Agency observed electoral materials being dispatched to polling stations using designated public buses at the Electoral Commission's distribution center in Ablekuma North.
Mr. Francis Opoku, Municipal Electoral Officer for Ablekuma North, attributed the delay to “transportation delays.” He reassured that, despite the setback, some polling stations had received their materials by that time, and voting would commence “soon.”
The Ablekuma North District comprises 14 electoral areas with approximately 98,000 registered voters. The Unit Committee Elections have about 200 contestants, while the Assembly Elections have a minimum of 60 contestants.
At the Victory Bible Church Polling Station in the Been-to Electoral Area within the district, visited by the news team at 07:30 hours, Electoral Commission officials were still setting up.
Three individuals contested the Assembly Elections in that area, with five agents present at the polling station. Notably, there was no police officer on duty as of 07:30 hours.