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Limited Voter Registration: EC Confident of Smooth Process After Resolving Technical Challenges

With the technical challenges now resolved, the EC is confident that the ongoing nationwide voter limited registration will proceed smoothly, paving the way for a successful electoral process.

The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana has announced that it has successfully resolved the technical challenges that hindered the voter registration process, ensuring a seamless experience for citizens.

Addressing a press conference by Dr. Bossman Asare, a Deputy Electoral Commissioner on May 13, 2024, the EC assured Ghanaians that the issues have been addressed, and anyone eligible to register as a voter can now do so in their respective districts.

“We wish to use this opportunity to tell the political parties and Ghanaians in general that the technical challenges we had, have been resolved and the Commission believes anyone who wants to register as a voter should be able to do so in his/her district,” Dr. Asare said.

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It would be recalled that on Monday, the Electoral Commission issued a correction to its previous update on the limited voter registration exercise, revising certain figures that had been released earlier.

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The correction followed criticism from the National Democratic Congress (NDC), which highlighted errors in the original data, leading to the revised figures being released.

The Commission called for constructive criticisms received from political parties and Civil Society Organizations, acknowledging that these contributions will significantly enhance its operations.

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“Also, the Commission welcomes constructive criticisms from the political parties and Civil Society Organizations that will go a long way to strengthen its work,” Dr. Asare added.

 

With the technical challenges now resolved, the EC is confident that the ongoing nationwide voter limited registration will proceed smoothly, paving the way for a successful electoral process.

The Commission also explained the need for them to go offline at some point in the registration process.

“Following the reports that came to the attention of the Commission on the secondday of the registration exercise, we took the decision to direct our staff to switch to the Offline Registration mode to ensure all applicants in the queues get the opportunity to register. As a Commission, we prefer the Online Registration to the Offline version because the Online system ensures that those who have registered as voters do not get the chance to register again,” the EC said.

Ghanaians are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to register as voters and participate in shaping the country’s democratic future.

Find below the full statement from the EC.

 

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