More than 57,0000 candidates are contesting the nationwide District Assembly and Unit Committee elections scheduled for today (December 17, 2019).
Of the figure, 18,519 are vying to become assembly members, while 38,520 want to be in the Unit Committees.
There are a total of 6,700 electoral areas and each electoral area would be represented by one assemblymember.
For the Unit Committees, 33,500 are to be elected – five for every electoral area.
Speaking in an interview with source, on the Electoral Commission’s readiness for the polls, the Acting Director of Public Relations, Mrs. Sylvia Annor, said all was for the exercise to begin at 0700 hours and close at 1700 hours.
All the electoral materials had been distributed to the 31,500 designated polling stations across the nation, she stated.
Additionally, all the polling officials had received training and the Commission expected them to exhibit a high level of integrity and fairness as they complied with the tenets of the Electoral Laws.
The contestants of the District Assembly Elections comprise 17, 601 males and 909 are females.
At the Unit Committee level, 3,751 females are racing with 34,769 males.
Mrs. Annor urged the electorate to endeavour to cast their ballots to deepen the decentralisation of governance to facilitate national development.