The elections begun with the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (COHSS) and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANARSA).
Today, June 9, 2021, the College of Health and the College of Science are also at the polls to elect into power a new batch of executives for the various portfolios in both Colleges.
It was announced earlier on in the day that Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital JCR, an extension of the College of Health, would not be able to vote as per custom- electronic voting.
However, according to the SRC Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Emmanuel Obeng, the decision to resort to paper ballot was unanimously taken by all stakeholders.
Also, the presiding officers for some polling stations at the Destiny Block, Pharmacy Block and College of Science Block corroborate the validity and integrity of the physical ballot system. According to them, each student who wants to duly exercise their franchise at the KATH JCR will have to provide the school identity card as proof of the eligibility to vote.
Hypercitigh.com understands that some 734 students are expected to vote manually. According to the EC, these students will be issued ballot papers after signing against their names coupled with the use of indelible ink as a conformation of exercising franchise.
Poll is expected to close at 5pm. The declaration of results for senators will be held at KATH but the results for MSA and HESA elections will be declared at the IDL Conference Center, hypercitigh.com understands.
There is more to be heard and more to be seen from today’s electoral process. There have not been any reports of misconduct or mishaps in any of the Polling Stations as at now.
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