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EC to hold run-off at district-level on January 9

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The Electoral Commission (EC) has given notice that elections would be held on Tuesday, January 9, to resolve disputes in the election results from the recently finished district-level elections.

The run-off will take place across the nation in 20 Electoral Areas for Assembly Members and 41 Electoral Areas for Unit Committee Members.

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Dr Serebour Quaicoe, Director of Electoral Services at the EC, stated that the poll was held to break the tie because certain electoral regions around the nation gave the identical results for Assembly and Unit Committee Members.

“For some of the district assemblies, we couldn’t declare a winner because there was a tie at the first position,” he told JoyNews.

“So once there is a tie or there is a draw you can not give it to any of them so we had to re-run the election.

“We have 12 of such electoral areas where nobody won because they have the same number of votes.”

He revealed to the unit committee that several electoral zones were tied for fifth place, thus elections had to be re-run.

“Then the unit committee we were supposed to elect five people and there too at the fifth position there was a tie and once there was a tie it meant that four elected candidates and we could not declare the fifth because two people were the for the fifth position. So we need to break that tie.

“That is why we are doing the re-run so we get the fifth candidate elected for the unit committee and the clear winner for the assembly election,” he added.

 

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