Politics of Monday, 11 June 2012
The Electoral Commission (EC) has given indications that its next major line of action as far as the 2012 elections is concerned is to print the voters’ register with the names of all eligible voters for the December polls.
According to the EC, it is working within time to ensure that this year’s elections come off in a free, fair and transparent manner.
The mop up, which ended over the weekend, was aimed at affording eligible voters, who did not have the chance to participate in the recent biometric registration exercise, the opportunity to register.
The Deputy Director of Public Affairs at the Electoral Commission, Christian Owusu Parry said in an interview on Joy FM that “we would be printing the voters register as the next major step and we would also be checking and cross checking for persons who registered more than ones.”
He added: “We would ensure that we do away with all the multiple registrations that came up during the exercise and all other anomalies would be rectified.
“Exhibition of the printed voters’ register would take place somewhere in August for people to check and do the necessary corrections at the various polling stations.”
Reports Citifmonline.com indicate that the mop up was smooth and successful in the 187 registration centres in eight regions in the country.**