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Politics of Thursday, 24 May 2012

Source: GNA

Biometric voter registration of prisoners on May 29 - EC

The Electoral Commission (EC) on Thursday fixed Tuesday, May 29th, for Biometric Voter Registration of eligible prisoners across the country.

In a statement to the Ghana News Agency signed by the Acting Director of Public Affairs, Mr. Christian Owusu-Parry, said the Commission has instituted measures in consultation with the Prisons Authorities for registration teams to be cited at each of the forty-three prisons in the country.

According to the EC, Political parties have been advised to contact EC Regional Directors in their respective regions to make the necessary arrangements to enable their agents observe the registration exercise at the prisons.

The EC at the end of the 40-day nationwide Biometric Voter Registration exercise announced deferment of registration of prisoners until further notice, to give the prison authorities ample time to resolve issues regarding the true identities of some of the inmates.**

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