A voter in his early twenties has been arrested by the Police Officer at Shama DA Forecourt B polling station in the Western Region for allegedly taking pictures of his ballot paper.
The voter is currently being interrogated by the Shama Police Command.
Voters had been advised to desist from the act by the Electoral Commission since it is unlawful to do so.
Director of Electoral Services at the EC, Dr Serebour Quaicoe, explained that a voter violates the principles governing the electoral process by taking pictures of their ballot paper after voting.
He said, “an individual commits an offence by telling others the party he voted for and sharing photos of ballot papers as it breaches the secrecy of the ballot.
If you finish and you tell people who you voted for, that is fine but it is an offence for you to take photos of it and be showing it to people. It breaches the secrecy of the ballot. In the view of the law you can be arrested,” he said.