Voter turnout in the earlier hours of voting across the Tano North Constituency was not encouraging.
Election officials were, however, optimistic that things were going to pick up.
The long queues, often seen at polling centres in the area during elections, were absent, when the Ghana News Agency toured some of these.
Being a predominantly farming area, many were said to have gone to their farms and would return to vote before the close of voting.
The process had so far been smooth and peaceful with not reported incident of confusion in any of the polling centres.
Mr. Peter Dapila, the Presiding Officer at the Duayaw-Nkwanta RC JHS Centre, told the GNA that 280 out of the 638 registered voters had voted.
Sixteen (16) voters were disenfranchised because of multiple registration.
At the RC Primary School ‘A’, 237 people had cast their ballot. In all, 572 voters are expected to vote at this centre.
Three hundred and forty (340) people had already exercised their franchise at the RC Primary ‘B’ centre.
At all the places, the political party agents, were present to closely monitor how things go.