Early voting opens in Ghana’s election

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Early polls have opened for essential workers in Ghana ahead of national elections on Monday.

The Electoral Commission says more than 100 security personnel, journalists and staff of the electoral commission who will be busy on election day are expected to vote.

President Nana Akufo-Addo is facing re-election challenge from former President John Mahama in what is expected to be a tight contest.

Covid-19 protocols, including wearing of masks and washing of hands are being strictly enforced at the designated polling centres in all 275 constituencies.

Voters will be turned away for not wearing masks.

BBC/Olawunmi Sadiq

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