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Voter registration: We’re happy Ghanaians are not resorting to violence in challenging eligibility, says EC

The Electoral Commission on 7 May began registering new voters on the electoral register on Tuesday, 7 May 2024, in a major exercise ahead of the 2024 general election

The Electoral Commission (EC) has said it is happy Ghanaians are not resorting to violence in challenging the eligibility of persons in the ongoing limited voter registration exercise across the country.

The EC has so far received 6,2011 challenges after two weeks of the exercise.

The Electoral Commission began registering new voters on the electoral roll on Tuesday, 7 May 2024, in a major exercise ahead of the 2024 general elections.

The 21-day exercise, which is in accordance with Article 45 of the 1992 Constitution, is currently taking place at the 268 district offices of the Electoral Commission across the country and will end on 27 May 2024.

The registration exercise would afford Ghanaians who have attained the voting age of 18 years since the last registration in September 2023 and others who are more than 18 years old but could not register during the last registration exercise to do so.

Speaking on the Asaase Breakfast Show on Monday ( 20 May), the director of electoral services at the Electoral Commission (EC), Dr Serebour Quaicoe said the challenges are mostly emanating from areas with high tension.

“Where there is tension, the challenges will also come in their numbers. So areas where we suspect there are more busing will be those that will have those figures .”

“And I am happy that the challenges are coming up because it is better than using physical force to stop people, that is not the law,” he said.

 

Listen to Dr Serebour Quaicoe in the attached audio clip below: 

Reporting by Fred Dzakpata in Accra

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