Ahead of this year’s University of Ghana SRC elections, a balloting exercise has been held for all aspiring candidates.
The exercise, which took place without the involvement of representatives and supporters, was held at the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) Union Building on Tuesday, September 21.
According to the SRC’s Constitutional Instrument (C. I. 21), “all candidates shall converge at an agreed location directed by the Electoral Commission to facilitate the process of balloting for individual spots on the ballot screen and paper.”
“For the above, all candidates shall be present at such balloting without the involvement of any representatives or assigns or supporters, whatever the case may be of the candidates in question,” the CI adds.
The balloting exercise gave the candidates the avenue to pick their spots in order of appearance on the ballot papers during the main elections which has been slated for Friday, October 1, 2021.
The Electoral Commissioner told UniversNews the outcome of the balloting will be released to the university community on Wednesday, September 22.
Henry Ackon indicated that spots picked through the balloting shall not be subject to any further modifications.
The candidates are, however, barred from making public their spots prior to the official announcement from the EC as such actions may attract severe sanctions including spot fines on the offenders.
The balloting took place smoothly despite few delays in its commencement as was earlier communicated.
Some of the candidates turned up late, another development which caused the delay to occur.
The 2021 University of Ghana SRC elections will be held online for level 100 and 400 students and in-person with ballot papers for level 200 and 300 students.