Voting is underway at most polling stations in the Dome-Kwabenya constituency of the Greater Accra region, after an initial delay.
Many of the electorate had queued at polling centres from 8 pm Thursday, with the intention of voting early when the process starts Friday morning, so they could go and continue their routine work.
Officials of the EC could not provide reasons for the delay as Presiding Officers at many of the centres visited, were set as at 7 am waiting to receive balloting materials from Regional Officers. The polls were opened half past 8 am at most of the centres.
Out of six persons contesting the parliamentary seat in the area, many see the contest as a two-horse-race between NDC’s Sophia Karen Akuaku and the NPP’s Sarah Adwoa Safo.
The NPP currently holds the seat but incumbent MP, Prof. Michael Aaron Ocquaye who is also 2nd Deputy Speaker of Parliament, stepped aside after serving two 4-year terms.
The process is calm without any hitches and the process has so far been peaceful.