New Voter Register: Students and security officers can only transfer their votes- EC

The Electoral Commission (EC) has revealed that vote transfer is for students and security officers only.

Vote transfer this year will be for a designated category of people and not all Ghanaians, hence any person who registers at different centers will have to go there and cast their votes or else forfeit his/her right to vote on December 7th," according to the electoral body.

This is because there will be limited opportunities to transfer votes this year.

According to the EC, the "constitutional instrument that gives right for vote transfer indicates it can only be possible a year before elections" but considering the "timing of the ongoing registration exercise," it will be unconstitutional to allow the transfer of votes.

However, there is hope for final year students in various schools and security service personnel comprising the Armed Forces, Police, Prisons and other persons providing essential services to the country.

The commission advised that if you are not a student or a security personnel, you can't do the transfer.