24,000 electorate involved in multiple registration in limited exercise – Serebuor Quaicoe

The Electoral Commission (EC) has said it is currently investigating over 24,000 cases of multiple registrations in the just-ended limited registration exercise.

The process which commenced on June 17 and ended on July 7, was to register Ghanaians who have turned 18 since the last registration as well as those who, for one reason or another, have never registered to do so.

It also formed part of the commission’s preparations towards the election of Metropolitan Municipal District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) slated for December this year.

Dr Serebuor Quaicoe, Director of Electoral Services at the Electoral Commission disclosed that 1.2million Ghanaians were registered even though the commission’s target was 700,000, however, its investigation into the exercise revealed over 24,000 cases of multiple registrations.

“We least expected that number but what we have also realised is that there were a lot of them who did the multiple registration, as I speak we are working on it, we have identified 24,000 people who have done multiple registration, the law is clear that if you do multiple registration your name should be deleted and we should prosecute you,” Dr Quaicoe warned. -classfmonline.com

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