EC Commences exhibition of Voter’s Register today ahead of Referendum

Written by on October 25, 2018

The Electoral Commission of Ghana will today Thursday, October 25, commence the Exhibition of the Voters Register in all 47 Districts of the four regions where government has proposed the creation of new regions.

The exercise is expected to continue till October 31 with all centres opening from 7:00AM to 6:00PM each day including weekends.

According to the EC, over two million registered voters are expected to participate in the exercise.

The Commission said the exercise is in pursuant to public elections regulations 2016 clause 91, 23 2 (a) (b), which mandates the Commission to display the provisional register of voters of each polling station to the public for inspection at the registration centre for a specified period by the Commission in the Gazette Notice.

Speaking at a media briefing, Chairperson of the EC, Jean Adukwei Mensa said the exhibition follows a successful voter’s registration.

All polling stations within the carved areas for the Referendum she said would be designated as Exhibition centres for the display of the Provisional Voters Register for public inspection.

Mrs. Mensa added that during the period of the exhibition, the 2016 voters register and the 2018 provisional register would be made available at exhibition centres for prospective voters to verify their details as captured and make requests for amendments or insertions where necessary.

According to her all logistics for the exhibition exercise had been procured and delivered to the Districts before the start of the Exhibition exercise.

She stated the commission has taken measures to educate the public on the exercise.

Street Announcers have therefore been temporarily employed for all the Districts in the Referendum enclaves to announce and publicise the arrangements for the exercise.

“Different kinds of pictorial educational posters which depict the various elements of the processes of the Exhibition exercise have also been posted at vantage points in all the Communities in the carved out areas.”

Report: Nana Kwabena Agyare | Saltfmonline | Ghana

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