The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) Elections started smoothly at the six designated polling centres in the Greater Accra Region with some names of journalists in good standing missing from the Voters Register.
The Electoral Officer, Mr Fred Tetteh at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation Polling Station, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on Friday that some members who had come to vote did not find their names in the register hence could not cast their ballot.
He told the GNA that nine voters had voted as at 10:00 hours.
He said once the name was not captured in the list by the election committee of GJA, the individual would not be allowed to vote.
He said the voting process was moving on peacefully but slowly and attributed it to the fact that some journalists had been assigned to cover programmes.
At the International Press Centre, Mr Alexander Opoku Akomeah, the Preceding Officer confirmed a smooth process at the station.
In all 656 members of the Association are expected to cast their votes for their preferred candidates.
The polling centres for the elections are: Greater Accra and Tema at the International Press Centre, Ghana News Agency (GNA), Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), New Times Corporation, Graphic Communications Group Limited and Obonu FM in Tema.
The polling centres for the regions are: GNA premises for Volta, Press Centre for Western, Electoral Commission premises for Eastern and Brong Ahafo, and the Information Service premises for Upper East.
Others are the Press Centre for Upper West, GBC for Northern Region and Graphic Communication Group premises for Central Region.
At the national level, Mr Roland Affail Monney, the incumbent President, is facing a keen contest from two other candidates; Mr Lloyd Evans and Mr Johnnie Aryeetey.
The Vice Presidential slot has the highest number of persons with four candidates, namely; Mrs Linda Asante-Agyei, Mrs Tina Aforo-Yeboah, Mr Matthew Mac-Kwame and Mr Francis Kokutse.
The General Secretary slot is between Mr Kofi Yeboah and the incumbent Mr David Agbenu.
The Organizing Secretary position is being contested by Mr Albert Kwabena Dwumfour and Vance Azu, whilst Ms Mary Mensah and Nii Adjei Klu are contesting for the Public Affairs position.