EC Calls For Public Assistance To Remove Names Of Deceased Relatives From Voters Register
Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, Chairman of Electoral Commission
The Electoral Commission is appealing to the public to assist in the removal of names of deceased relatives from the biometric provisional voters register when it opens for exhibition from September 1st to the 10th.
Speaking with Radio Ghana, Acting Director of Public Affairs at the Electoral Commission, Christian Owusu Parry said the exhibition of the biometric voters register is to enable the commission to generate a credible voters register.
The electorate should therefore go to centres where their bio-data was first captured to cross-check their names and data.
The electorate will also have an opportunity to object to the inclusion of unqualified persons in the voters register.
All the 23,000 centres where prospective voters were registered during the registration period would be opened.
According to the Electoral Commission, there will be three documents at the exhibition centres. Registered voters can check their names, photographs and other particulars in the first document and make corrections if any.
The second document contains the names of those who were registered outside the stipulated registration period.
Those who engaged in multiple registrations will have their names in the third document.
It is believed some people registered more than once for genuine reasons. They include instances where data collected were wrong and officials decided to correct them by organising a fresh registration.
However, those who were criminally minded and registered with different names and ages at different registration centres and in some cases in separate regions or districts, would be made to face the full rigours of the law.