Limited registration exercise proceed smoothly

Mrs Jean Mensa, Chairperson, EC

Mrs Jean Mensa, Chairperson, EC

The limited voters registration exercise commenced on Sunday in the Western Region with a call on all who have attained age 18 to take advantage of the process and register.

The registration, which is occurring across all the selected districts offices of the commission, will last for ten days.

It is a limited registration to allow those who are 18 years and above and who have not registered to do so to enable them to vote in the forthcoming referendum.

The referendum will give impetus to the creation of new regions and any such issues that bordered on the Constitution.

Persons wishing to take part in the process must be a citizen of Ghana, 18 years and above, sound mind, residents of the area with proven of eligibility as Ghanaian passport, Ghana Card, driver’s licence, previous voter ID card before 2012.

Individuals who did not have the above requirement will need two guarantors with one guarantor not guaranteeing for more than five people.

New electoral areas will be created in addition to the existing ones throughout the country to ensure effective political administration and development.

In the other regions, monitored by the Ghanaian Times, the registration exercise is going on without any major hitches.

In the Western Region the exercise proceeded without hitches, however, the turnout has not been encouraging.

In the Volta Region, the Hohoe District, about 80 people had been successfully registered as at midday yesterday.

The only challenge there was the low turnout which was attributed to many people were yet to return from farming activities.

EC officials in various parts of the regions are hoping for an improvement before the end of the exercise saying “apart from that, the exercise is very smooth.

In the BRONG-AHAFO REGION, the Tano South District the process has been orderly and problem-free with about 113 people registered as of yesterday.

Since the exercise commenced three days ago, EC officials are confident the numbers would increase once in the coming days.

At Techiman, which formed part of the proposed Bono East region, the exercise had been smooth with fresh registrants from both Techiman North and South constituencies had been taken through the process of acquiring their voter identification cards.

As at midday yesterday, about 160 people had been successfully registered.

The registration which commenced on Sunday, September 16, is expected to end on Tuesday, September 25.

BY TIMES REPORTER

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