Ghana Elections: EC urges voters to download “ThumbsApp” to monitor results

By Nana Appiah Acquaye, Accra, Ghana

Ghanaian voters will have the opportunity to monitor elections results on mobile, from the comfort of their homes after the official closing of voting at 17:00GMT.

Speaking ahead of the commencement of voting in today’s presidential and parliamentary elections, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs Charlotte Osei at a brief and final press conference urged voters to download a new app developed by the EC to help them monitor elections results.

The new application dubbed “ThumbsApp” according to the commissioner will give the public real-time access to the officially certified results. The mobile app (ThumbsApp) which is now available on the android and IOS platforms for download is easy to download and could be use to monitor elections result in any parts of the country.

To ensure the integrity of the process, the electoral commission said it will implement an electronic transmission of elections results. “The Electronic Results Transmission System is also encrypted, making it impossible for anyone to interfere with or manipulate the results,” she emphasized.

For the first time in conducting successful elections in the country, the EC would be broadcasting the results collation process live on television, and publishing the results on the Commission’s website.

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