Ghana’s 2020 presidential and parliamentary polls have closed across all 33,367 polling stations in the country.
Monday’s electoral process was expected to commence at exactly 7:00am, however, there were reports of unusual delays at several polling centers in parts of the country following the late arrival of election materials and equipment.
At other places, the Electoral Commission’s verification machines failed to work thereby leading temporal halt of voting.
Earlier, National Democratic Congress’ parliamentary candidate for the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency, John Dumelo, wanted Electoral officials to halt voting at the GIMPA polling station 1.
He was unhappy that electorates were made to cast their ballot even though the indelible ink was not included in the electoral materials that were delivered at that polling station.
In a related development, some electorates who turned up to vote in the Awutu Senya East were issued with ballot papers without the section of the Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo.
Ordinarily, President Akufo-Addo was to appear as the first person on the ballot but flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, John Mahama came first on these papers.
About 17,027,655 people were eligible to partake in Ghana’s 8th elections to elect one presidential candidate and other 275 parliamentary candidates.