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EC to introduce continuous voter registration


EC to introduce continuous voter registration

The Electoral Commission is to introduce a continuous voter registration system at all its offices for people who qualify to vote in elections, including those who attain the stipulated voting age of eighteen years.”

The continuous registration will thus bring to an end the usually long wait by newly qualified voters for the EC's periodic registration. New registrants will be required to produce evidence they have attained the stipulated age of 18.

Christian Owusu Parry, Director of Public Affairs for Electoral Commission announced this on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem on Monday while throwing light on concerns arising from the ongoing biometric voter registration.

He however said such people may not be allowed to vote if the time of registration is too close to an election and also warned that persons who have not attained 18 years should desist from registering because it is against the law and offenders will be prosecuted.

The EC Public Affairs Director indicated that after the ongoing Biometric registration exercise, a mop-up exercise may be opened.

There have been reports of violence in some registration centres since the biometric voter registration exercise started over a week ago, with political parties accusing each other of registering minors.

From: Akuamoah Boateng/Adomonline.com/Ghana



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