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General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Limited voter exercise: Bring registration to our doorsteps – Applicants to EC

This year’s limited voters’ registration exercise which began yesterday at designated centres across the country has been marred with several problems as applicants are dissatisfied with the process so far.

Expressing their anger and frustration, the applicants said the limited voters’ registration should have been held at the various polling centres or electoral areas instead of the Electoral Commission’s district offices.

With some coming all the way from West Legon, Nima, Osu, Madina and Dansoman to EC’s Head office at Ridge to register, the applicants complained bitterly indicating the number of hours spent to register a person whilst they could have used that time for something profitable.

According to most of them, they are not happy with the process and scared of losing their jobs as they left their workplaces without permission to register thinking it would have been faster, only to be met with these challenges.

Lamenting on how slow the process is, the applicants pleaded on the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa to bring the registration centres closer to their doorsteps as that would ease the process and make things faster.

The ongoing voter registration exercise forms part of EC’s preparations towards the conduct of the referendum on the election of Metropolitan Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) and the 2019 District Level Elections (DLEs) slated for December.

The Electoral Commission on Monday, June 17 began a nationwide limited voter registration exercise to capture new entrants.

According to the EC, the registration exercise, which started on Monday, June 17 and would end on Sunday, July 7, would start from 7am to 6pm each day and would include weekends.

The exercise is taking place in all EC’s district offices in 1,573 selected electoral areas across the country.

The exercise followed the court’s dismissal of a motion for interlocutory injunction seeking to restrain the Commission from undertaking the scheduled exercise.



Below are the designated Electoral areas or centres throughout the country.

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