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Greater Accra: Limited Registration Exercise Overcomes Early Network Challenges

Despite the initial delay, registration has been peaceful, with prospective voters eager to exercise their right to vote in the December 7, 2024, elections.

The Electoral Commission commenced a nationwide limited registration exercise today, May 7, to enrol prospective voters to participate in the upcoming December 7 elections in Ghana.

The nationwide limited registration exercise by the Electoral Commission of Ghana experienced technical issues in some Accra centres early today, but registration is now underway.

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As of 10:40 am, the EC old office at Ridge, Okaikwei South and North, Ablekuma Central, and Ayawaso East Districts were affected, but the issues were resolved by 11:00 am although registration was expected to start at 7:00 am.

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Despite the initial delay, registration has been peaceful, with prospective voters eager to exercise their right to vote in the December 7, 2024, elections. Many senior high school students are among those participating, with some expressing enthusiasm for the opportunity to vote for the first time.

“I’m happy to have the chance to vote for the first time. I didn’t go to school today because of the registration, and I hope to resume tomorrow,” said Mawusi Agbeko, a participant.

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Participants in the Limited Registration Exercise Seated – G/A
Jeremy Kwabena Nyarko, another participant cited his parents’ daily complaints about the economy as his motivating factor to get registered.
“My parents often complain about the difficulties in the country, so I’m registering to vote for change,” he said.
With the card coming in handy for diverse purposes, Ibrahim Yussif another participant indicated he needs it for other businesses in the interim.
“For now, I need the card for other things and I’ll decide who to vote for later,” he said.

Our correspondent, Nii Marmah Boye, is on the grounds, providing live updates.

Read Also: CODEO: 195 Election Observers Deployed for EC’s Limited Registration Exercise

The Electoral Commission announced the limited registration exercise to give Ghanaians who have just turned 18 years old the opportunity to register and be eligible to vote in the upcoming elections.

The exercise is scheduled to take place from May 7 to May 27, 2024, with the aim to register approximately 623,000 new voters as announced by the EC Chairperson, Jean Mensah.
Meanwhile, a statement signed by Albert Kofi Arhin indicates that the Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has trained and deployed 195 election observers across some selected districts for the Electoral Commission’s limited registration Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) exercise.
This team of observers, comprising 25 Regional Coordinators, 84 stationary observers, and 86 mobile observers, is expected to be deployed across 146 randomly selected districts in the country from May 7 to May 27.

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