Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Ghana: Elections group kicks against extension of Limited Voter Registration

The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has kicked against calls for the extension of the just ended Limited Voter Registration Exercise.

The coalition has instead charged the Electoral Commission to speed up implementation of the all-year-continuous registration of eligible voters.

There have been series of complaints about the failure of some eligible voters to get their names on the electoral roll in the just ended Limited Registration Exercise.

Several tertiary students are already calling for an extension of the registration exercise which they complain clashed with their examination period.

Speaking to Ultimate FM, a member of CODEO in the Ashanti region, Ernest Akosah said an extension of the exercise is needless.

“Almost everybody who turned up at the registration centre was captured, except those who turned up after 6pm for reasons best known to them.

“What the EC should be doing is to revisit the C1 91 that covers the whole registration exercise which allows for the continuous registration of eligible voters so if for one reason or the other I could not get my name onto the register, there are still opportunities for me to get registered,” he noted.

The 10-day limited voter registration exercise ended on Sunday, May 8. It is unclear if the EC will extend the date.


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