General News of Tuesday, 30 September 2008
Tamale, Sept. 30, GNA - Exhibition of voters' register will start October 5 at all polling stations and close October 11, the Electoral Commission (EC) announced on Monday.
The exhibition will afford registered voters to make sure that their names are on the register, and to make claims of correction of errors such as names, sex and age to avoid disappointment on voting day. Mr. Sylvester Kanyi, Northern Regional Director of the EC, in a release issued in Tamale on Monday, said the exhibition would be held in all 2,043 polling stations in the Northern region. He said during the exhibition, the 2006 voters' register and the 2008 provisional register which was compiled recently would be on display.
He appealed to all voters who registered in 2004, 2006 and 2008 to go to their respective polling stations to check and ensure that particulars on their voters' identity cards tallied with information in the register.
The release said challenge forms would be available at all polling centres for people to register their objection, or remove names of minors, deceased, aliens and other unqualified persons in the register to ensure that it was cleaned and prepared for the 2008 elections. The release appealed to Assembly Members, family heads, unit Committee members and relations of deceased persons to help ensure that dead persons' names were removed from the register. It said the exercise would not be for fresh registration and advised persons who did double registration to get one cancelled to avoid prosecution and to ensure that the register was clean, accurate, credible, reliable and dependable.