Commencement of Limited Voters Registration Exercise Despite Injunction
The Electoral Commission’s planned Limited Voters Registration Exercise kicks off on Tuesday, September 12.
This significant electoral event is set to run until Monday, October 2, and will take place at all 268 District Offices of the EC.
However, this registration initiative has become a point of contention, with some opposition political parties expressing concerns.
They argue that the decision to hold the registration exclusively at district offices may potentially disenfranchise many young voters, particularly those residing in rural areas.
Eligibility and Registration Process
In addition to this, the EC has issued clear guidelines for eligibility and registration.
Those who have turned 18 since the last registration or individuals who failed to register in 2020 must visit their respective District Offices.
They need to provide either their Ghana Card or Ghana Passport for the registration process.
It is crucial to emphasize that any attempt by non-Ghanaians (foreigners) or individuals below the age of 18 (minors) to register is considered a criminal offense.
Both the offenders and those vouching for them will be liable for prosecution. Furthermore, the EC warns that guarantors vouching for more than the legally allowed ten (10) persons will also face legal consequences.
Encouragement to Participate
Despite the controversies, the Electoral Commission strongly encourages all eligible applicants to participate actively in this registration process.
The upcoming District Level Elections provide an essential opportunity for citizens to exercise their democratic rights.
Therefore, the EC urges the general public to lend their support to the 2023 Voters Registration Exercise.