Two persons have been arrested after they were caught taking photographs of their ballot paper after participating in the special voting exercise Tuesday at the Kpeshie District Police headquarters in Nungua in Greater Accra.
According to an eyewitness who spoke to Graphic Online, the duo caught the attention of some eagle-eyed polling agents after they “kept long” in the voting booth.
The agents then alerted the Police who after browsing through their smartphones arrested them for the “disclosure of votes”.
The duo are currently assisting the Kpeshie Division of the Ghana Police Service with investigations into the matter.
EC wants custodial services
Meanwhile, the Director of Elections at the EC, Dr Serebour Quaicoe is advocating for custodial sentences for persons who photograph their votes as a deterrent before December 7.
Dr Quaicoe said three persons have been arrested for the offence.
“Why would you take snapshots of your vote? What is the need for it and by so doing you are breaching the laws of the country and you must be sanctioned severely and with the swiftness that it demands to serve as a warning to others,” Dr Quaicoe said in an interview with Accra-based Joy FM.