By Yaw Ansah, GNA
Accra, Sept. 9,
GNA - The Electoral Commission (EC) will begin the exhibition of the Voters’
Register from Tuesday, September 10 to September 17, 2019.
It will start
from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm each day including Saturday and Sunday in all 30,702
polling stations nationwide.
Dr Bosman Eric
Asare, the Deputy Chairman in charge of Corporate Services, who made the
announcement at a press briefing on Monday in Accra, said the register to be
displayed was compiled between 2012 and 2019.
He said the
2019 registration captured about 1.2 million people, which added up to about
15. 8 million existing voters, bringing the total provisional register to
He said the
exhibition exercise would allow prospective voters to verify if their details,
such as names, sex and age were properly captured during the registration and
make way for amendments.
explained that the exercise formed part of the Commission’s preparations
towards the conduct of the district level election of Metropolitan, Municipal
and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs), the election of the Unit Committee
Elections and Referendum.
He said the
exercise would make way for the removal of names of deceased voters in the
register adding that, “relatives will be required to produce the voter
identification card and proof of death certificate and burial permit”.
Chairman stated that voters could use the opportunity to replace poor quality
or damaged voter cards.
Dr Asare noted
that people could use the occasion to correct wrong centre code, correct wrong
spelling of names, and effect change of names by presenting the required
voters to go along with their voter identity cards, adding that people could
verify the voter details of relations in their absence.
said, requests for major changes or corrections would only be done via
important to note that request for major changes or corrections, such as
complete change of voter names, addition of new names, among others, are regarded
as potential avenues for impersonation, hence, the need for biometric
authentication of applicant’s identity at the Commission’s District Office
before change is effected,” he said.
settling claims and objective on the provisional register, Dr Asare said a
District Registration Review Officer would be assigned to make a determination
on each complaint and objections raised during the exhibition.
He urged the
public to show interest in the exhibition exercise to assist the Commission update
and produce a credible voter register for the elections.