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04.04.2006 Politics

Voting picks up in most polling stations

By GNA

Tamale, April 4, (Team), GNA - More than half of registered voters in the 83 polling stations in the Tamale Central Constituency by-election had cast their vote as at 1530 hours GMT currently underway. This impressive voter turn out belies the voting pattern in the morning when voters went to the polling stations in trickles to cast their ballot.

Five-hundred-and-fifty out of the 921 registered voters had voted at the Temporary Booth behind House No. E Ext T669 at Changni as at 1505 hours while at the nearby Shell Filling Station Polling Station, 658 voters had cast their ballot out of the 1,098 eligible voters.

At Dakpema Primary School Polling Station out of the 785 registered voters, 430 had voted as at 1527 hours GMT. However, at the S.D.A Primary School Polling Station across the road, 289 out of the 621 eligible voters had cast their vote by 1530 hours.

At the Victory Cinema "A" polling Station in the centre of the Metropolis out of a voter population of 893, 517 had cast their votes as at 1403 hours, while at Victory Cinema "B", 363 eligible voters out of 539 registered voters had also cast their votes.

At the Khatriyya Polling Station out of a registered voter population of 676, 435 had turned up to cast their votes as at 1525 hours.

Some of the voters when questioned by the GNA why they came out at that time to vote, they said because of the water situation in town they went in the morning in search of water.

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