• Short Summary

    MODERN MACHINES ARE BEING USED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN GHANA'S POLITICAL HISTORY TO HELP COMPILE A LIST OF THE COUNTRY'S REGISTERED VOTERS READY FOR FUTURE ELECTIONS.

  • Description

    MODERN MACHINES ARE BEING USED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN GHANA'S POLITICAL HISTORY TO HELP COMPILE A LIST OF THE COUNTRY'S REGISTERED VOTERS READY FOR FUTURE ELECTIONS. THE MACHINES HAVE BEEN INSTALLED IN THE OFFICE OF THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION, ACCRA, GHANA'S CAPITAL.

    THE MACHINES ARE EXPECTED TO PROVIDE THE MOST UP-TO-DATE AND ACCURATE LIST OF REGISTERED VOTERS YET POSSIBLE IN GHANA.

    THE PROCESS OF COMPILATION IS DONE IN STAGES, WITH A KEY PUNCH MACHINE BEING USED IN THE FIRST STAGE. NAMES OF REGISTERED VOTERS FROM REGISTRATION BOOKS ON TO SPECIAL CARDS, THE INFORMATION BEING RECORDED IN THE FORM OF HOLES.

    A SORTER MACHINE NEXT ARRANGES THE REGISTERED VOTERS' NAMES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER FROM WHERE THEY ARE TRANSFERRED TO A GIANT TABULATOR WHICH RECORDS THE DETAILS IN MORE ELABORATE REGISTERS. THESE ARE DUPLICATED AND COLLATED IN BOOK FORM.

    INTRODUCTION OF THE MACHINES HAS MEANT THAT A TEAM OF GHANAIAN OPERATORS HAS HAD TO BE TRAINED TO LOOK AFTER THEM. THIS TRAINING WORK HAS BEEN GOING AHEAD WITH THE GRADUAL INCREASE IN USE OF THE MACHINES IN THEIR IMPORTANT TASK.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE34CWUT5EFYTJO46JWBYT1EJF
    Media URN:
    VLVAE34CWUT5EFYTJO46JWBYT1EJF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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