The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana has announced its intent to proceed with the Limited Voters Registration Exercise, scheduled to commence today Tuesday, September 12, 2023.
This decision comes in the face of an injunction application filed by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and four other political parties challenging the EC’s plan.
The EC’s announcement was made via a statement released on Monday, September 11, reaffirming its commitment to holding the registration exercise in all of its 268 District Offices.
According to the statement, the 2023 Voters Registration Exercise will span from September 12, 2023, to October 2, 2023. It emphasizes that individuals who have reached the age of 18 since the last registration or those who missed the opportunity to register in 2020 should visit the District Office in their area. They must present either their Ghana Card or Ghana Passport for registration. However, eligible applicants without these identification documents are required to provide the endorsement of two registered voters to guarantee their registration.
The legal challenge against the EC’s decision to restrict the upcoming voter registration exercise to district offices was initiated by five political parties: the NDC, Convention People’s Party (CPP), All People’s Congress, Liberal Party of Ghana, and Great Consolidated Popular Party. These parties argue that such a limitation could disenfranchise many eligible voters, particularly those residing in remote areas.
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