The Electoral Commission (EC) of the University of Ghana Students Representative Council (UGSRC) is expected to hold a balloting exercise for candidates in this year’s SRC elections today, Tuesday, September 21, 2021.
The exercise will see the candidates pick their spots in order of appearance on the ballot papers during the elections.
A notice from the commission indicated that the balloting will take place at the SRC Union Building at 7:00 pm tonight.
With reference to the Constitutional Instrument (C.I 21), the EC urged all the candidates to converge at the Union building to engage in the exercise themselves without the involvement of representatives.
“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 EC added that it will officially communicate to the university community, the outcome of the exercise.
It added that spots picked through the balloting shall not be subject to any further modifications.
The ballot process shall be done in the presence of all the candidates together with the Electoral Commissioners. The Electoral Commission shall after the close of this exercise communicate officially to the student body on the spots picked by each of the candidates and how they shall appear on the ballot screen.
This shall be preceded by an agreement sheet which shall be signed by parties involved in (c) above relating to the outcome of the ballots. No candidate shall under any circumstances announce his or her spot before the official release of the Electoral Commission in that regard. Such an act may attract severe sanctions of spot fines which shall be slapped on the offender.
The main elections are however expected to be held on Friday, October 1, 2021.
It will be held online for level 100 and 400 students and in-person with ballot papers for level 200 and 300 students.