Election 2020

EC to hold emergency IPAC meeting today over ‘missing’ names in voters’ register

Ghana’s electoral management body, The Electoral Commission will today, September 24, 2020, hold an emergency Interparty Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting to deliberate challenges that have sprang up during the Commission’s voter register exhibition exercise.

The purpose of the meeting is to brief political parties on the challenges associated with voters exhibition exercise.

Both the Flagbearer and running mate of the NDC have truncated their campaigns to return to Accra over growing concerns of names being omitted from the register.

The NDC had earlier accused EC of deliberately deleting names of some people from the voters register in their stronghold.

The EC in reaction to the accusation denied the claims and said they work with machines and some of these challenges are normal.

“These are normal challenges with registration. The ID cards is important to facilitate the registration but you can vote without the ID. If there are things you don’t understand you can call an IPAC meeting so we meet, the challenges are there and we appreciate them and that is why we do an exhibition exercise and rectify all the errors so that in the final register we have a credible one”. – parts of the EC’s statement read

The EC began the voter exhibition exercise on September 18, 2020.

Meanwhile the Electoral Commission has extended the voter exhibition exercise from Friday, September 25 to Sunday, September 27, 2020.

According to the EC, It believes the extension will be “instrumental for the achievement of a clean and credible voters register.”

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