ec limited voters registration

Ghana’s Electoral Commission (EC) on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, began a nationwide registration for new voters onto the electoral register ahead of the District Level Elections and that of the 2024 general elections respectively.The exercise, which is in accordance with Article 45 of the 1992 Constitution, took place simultaneously across the 268 District Offices of the EC all over the country which hitherto were done at the electoral areas.This will afford young people who have attained 18 years and beyond but due to one issue or the other who could not register the opportunity, to do so and exercise their franchise at the appropriate time.According to Mrs. Elizabeth Ohene, the District EC Officer for Atwima Kwanwoma District, said her office is poised to do a clean work for the citizens without any impediment. She stated that, about 532 people had successfully registered as at September 17, 2023, in the district and urged anyone who has attained the age of 18 to come and register.The District Director conformed that they had challenges with network and power outages in the area but that notwithstanding, they are doing everything humanly possible to work around the clock not to disenfranchise anyone or deprive people from registering.She noted and hoped the machines continuously work smoothly to perfection as it has been in order to speed the process and serve the people well without delays.In an interview with the Information Department (ISD), some new registrants expressed their joy and satisfaction of the exercise, as the queues move smoothly without any misunderstanding at the centre.Both representatives from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Part (NPP) expressed their satisfaction towards the work of the EC at the district office and hoped it continuous smoothly like that till the end of the whole exercise.They indicated that the Ghana Card this time around has come to check the issue of under age and a host of other issues which in some years back could have raised concerns to delay the entire process. The parties, however, express worry over the low level of publicity and education on replacement of cards and other relevant concerns which massive education would have dealt with. SOURCE:SAMUEL ANTWI ISD

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