30,462 prospective voters still on the waiting list – EC reveals

A total of 30,462 persons who turned up at various registration centres to have their names captured on Ghana’s electoral roll have their fate still hanging in the balance.

Dr Bossman Asare, Deputy EC Chair in charge of Corporate Services

This is because their eligibility to be on the voters register has been challenged by various individuals.

They will therefore have to go through the adjudication process for a determination on whether or not they qualify to be on the roll.

The Deputy Chairman of the EC in charge of Corporate Services, Dr Bossman Eric Asare, stated this at the eighth edition of Let the Citizen Know in Accra on Friday, August 7, 2020.

He, has however, said the development is not a reinvention of the wheel since it is it is in compliance with Regulation 18 of Constitutional Instrument (C.I.) governing the registration exercise.

He said the number of the challenged cases per population were quite higher in border constituencies.

The mass registration exercise ended on Thursday, August 6, capturing 16,663,669.

The EC has slated Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9 for a mop up exercise.

But that exercise will only be undertaken at the various district offices of the EC.

Meanwhile, the Director of Elections, Dr Serebour Quaicoe has indicated that, eligible persons who have not been able to register and are locked outside of Ghana because of the border closure as a result of the coronavirus pandemic will get the opportunity to also register but cannot vote on December 7, 2020, if they register less than 50 days to the elections.

Daily Graphic