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Carter Center Deploys Observers to Ghana's Brong-Ahafo Region to Observe Tain Constituency's Elections


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ACCRA...The Carter Center has deployed 10 election observers to Ghana's Brong-Ahafo region to observe Friday's voting in the Tain constituency. In a statement of preliminary findings released Dec. 30, the Center raised concerns about the disenfranchisement of Tain constituency voters, who were prevented from exercising their right to vote in Ghana's Dec. 28 presidential run-off elections when the reconciliation of election materials revealed an error in ballot allocation and the election was suspended indefinitely.

The Center has also deployed observers to the Ashanti and Volta regions to observe the process for adjudicating any post-election petitions the parties may file there. The Carter Center election observation mission has been in Ghana since May 2008, following an invitation from the Electoral Commission of Ghana, has deployed observers for each round of voting, continues to assess counting and vote tabulation, and will remain in Ghana to observe the post-election environment.

The Carter Center conducts election observation activities in a nonpartisan, professional manner in accordance with applicable law and international standards for election observation as set forth in the Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation. The Center coordinates closely with other international and domestic observer delegations and publishes its statements on its Web site:


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