Limited Voters’ Registration Exercise starts today despite injunction suit
Electoral Commission’s scheduled Limited Voters Registration Exercise will start today, Tuesday, September 12.
The exercise which has become a subject of disagreements will be conducted at all the 268 District Offices of the EC.
It is expected to end on Monday, October 2.
This is despite a pending injunction application filed against the EC by some opposition political parties that argue that the conduct of the registration at the district offices will disenfranchise a lot of young voters, particularly those in rural areas.
Again, the EC has directed that persons who have attained the age of 18 years since the last registration exercise and those who for one reason or the other did not register in 2020, to visit the District Office where they reside with either their Ghana Card or their Ghana Passport.
“The general public is informed that it is a criminal offence for non-Ghanaians (foreigners) and persons who are not 18 years and above (minors) to attempt to register.
“Offenders and those who guarantee for them will be liable for prosecution. Additionally, guarantors who guarantee for more than the legally mandated number of ten (10) persons will be prosecuted,” the EC warned.
The EC further encouraged all eligible applicants to register and vote in the upcoming District Level Elections.
“We urge the general public to support the 2023 Voters Registration Exercise,” it concluded.