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Politics of Thursday, 6 February 2020


Current voters' register is over-bloated and must be replaced – Expert declares

Dr George Domfe, Senior Research Fellow play videoDr George Domfe, Senior Research Fellow

Senior research fellow, Centre for Social Policy Studies, University of Ghana, Dr. George Domfe, has supported the verdict of the Electoral Commission [EC] to gather a new voter’s register.

He argued that persons and political parties against the new voters' register should as well know that the total population, when taken into context by any expert of electoral processes, shows that the current voters' register is not fit for the upcoming elections.

“ . . In my selfish interest and the field in which I find myself, I will say our current voters' register needs to be changed because the number of voters being mentioned with respect to the voters' register does not correspond with the total population in the country,” he said.

Speaking on UTV’s ‘Adekye Nsroma’ newspaper discussion segment, the Senior researcher explained “the number of registered voters in the register is unreasonable and must be looked at because no country is expected to have more than half of its population on its voting register when age zero [0] to fifteen [15] which is said to form half of the total population and age 16 and 17 are not qualified voters. Wherefrom the more than half of our total population on our voters register deemed registered voters?”.

“I will say our current voters' register is over boated because no country is supposed to have more than the number of its total population on the voters register as is recorded today,” he further stated.

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