EC extends re-registration of NHIS card holders

Mr.Dzakpasu,Head of Communication,EC

Mr.Dzakpasu,Head of Communication,EC

The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced that National Health Insurance Card registrants who could not re-register after their names were deleted from the voters’ register in compliance with a Supreme Court ruling would be given another chance to get their names o

The re-registration, will take place between August 5 and 12, 2016 at the commission’s district offices across the country.

At an Inter Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting in Accra yesterday, the EC also set aside between August 19 and 26, 2016 for continuous registration for Ghanaians who meet the requirements to register as voters for the December polls and beyond.

The expected registrants would also do so at the EC’s district offices nationwide, it added.

More than 32,000 out of the over 56,772 names which were deleted were expected to re-register after they failed to do so during the earlier registration period which ended July 29.

The u-turn of the election management body, which had earlier indicated that it would not extend the period of the re-registration, was in response to appeals made to it by political parties and civil society organisations to give the affected persons a second chance to register.

The re-registration of the affected persons became necessary after the Supreme Court ruled that persons who registered with the NHIS cards got onto the voters roll illegally.

By Times Reporter    

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