We won’t allow EC to outsource E-transmission to third party – LMVCA

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LMVCAPressure Group Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA) says it will resist any attempt by the Electoral Commission (EC) to allow a foreign company to electronically transmit election results.

The EC has commenced processes for the proposed implementation of the e-transmission ahead the general election.

Two foreign companies, Scytl and Smartmatic, are the third parties in contention as they have been shortlisted to demonstrate their capabilities to electronically transmit collation center results in the December 7 polls.

The two companies made presentations to EC’s tender committee, political parties and civil society groups in attendance on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Persol Systems, the only fully owned-Ghanaian IT firm among five shortlisted companies hoping to electronically transmit election results in the December 7 polls, has been dropped by the EC.

The NPP has since kicked against the electronic mode of transmission of the election results as it contended that the process had failed some countries including Kenya, Ecuador and Mexico.

However, Convener of the group, David Asante in an interview wondered why the EC should take such a unilateral decision thereby describing it as an illegal move.

“Why should the EC transmit election results electronically without involving stakeholders that matter? We as a pressure group will make sure this decision does not materialize” he stated.

David Asante believes since the transmission process would not address the critical challenges that the election reform process seeks to overcome, it is unnecessary.

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