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EC says voter registration exercise has been successful

The Electoral Commission (EC) has described as successful the ongoing voters’ registration exercise.

Despite admitting there have been challenges at some centres, the EC said the process has generally been success especially with the cooperation they have received from the public.

Acting Director of Public Affairs of the Commission, Sylvia Annoh said “The EC is very happy with the conduct of the registration exercise because it’s been very successful… We just want to thank Ghanaians for cooperating with the Commission for the success. We want to appeal to the general public, especially those who are qualified, to go to the designated registration centres to go through the process of getting their voters ID card,” she said.

According to figures from the Commission, as of Sunday, July 26, 2020, 12,371,651 persons had been registered across the country.

The EC indicated prior to the start of the process that it was expecting to register 15 million citizens at the end of the exercise considering the old register had 16,845,439 voters.

She also used the opportunity to caution political parties who bus citizens to specific centres.

“The Electoral Commission has had reports of some political parties bussing members to some specific registration centres so they can register as voters and the commission would like to throw a word of caution to those who are engaged in this activity to desist from it because once you are not a Ghanaian, you don’t have any right to register,” she said.

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