REFERENDUM ACT - 1977 (SMCD 143).

    Section - 31 - Proxy Voting.

    (1) A person shall not be entitled to appoint a proxy unless he is resident outside Ghana nor shall be entitled to have more than one person at a time appointed as a proxy to vote for him at a referendum.

    (2) A person shall not be qualified to be appointed to vote as a proxy at a referendum unless he is a registered voter.

    (3) A person shall not be entitled to vote as a proxy at a referendum in any constituency or ward on behalf of more than two voters of whom that person is not the husband, wife, parent, grandparent, brother, sister, child, grandchild, nephew, uncle or niece.

    (4) The application for the appointment of a person to vote as a proxy shall be made in the prescribed form to the Electoral Commissioner not later than twenty days before a referendum. [As substituted by the Referendum (Amendment) Decree, 1978 (SMCD 154), s.1].

    (5) It shall be the duty of the Electoral Commissioner to issue a proxy paper in pursuance of any application duly made to him for the appointment of a proxy if he is satisfied-

    (a) that the applicant is registered as a voter for the referendum to which the application relates; and

    (b) that the proxy is qualified to be, and is willing to be, appointed.

    (6) The appointment of a proxy may be cancelled by the Electoral Commissioner if a notice in that behalf is given by the person who made the application for the appointment of the proxy.

    (7) The Electoral Commissioner shall keep a record of persons for whom proxies have been appointed and the names and addresses of the persons so appointed.