Thursday, April 28, 2016

Ghana: EC starts limited registration today ahead of Nov. polls

The limited voter registration exercise to register eligible Ghanaians 18 years and above whose names are not on the electoral roll begins today April 28 nationwide.

The Electoral Commission (EC) has said materials for the process have been sent to all regional and district offices across the country. “They have been distributed and they have been tested,” EC Chair Charlotte Osei said in a press conference.

The EC is expecting to register about 1.2 million new voters.

“On the average, if we get a good turnout, we should be looking at about 38 people per registration centre a day. So, we are pretty well prepared and we are confident that we will be successful,” Mrs Osei told journalists.

The EC has stressed that the exercise is not a replacement exercise for people who have lost their cards but for those who are 18 years and above and have never registered.

Qualified persons who do not register will be unable to vote in the November 7 presidential and parliamentary election.

The exercise ends on May 8.

Source: Ghana/

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