Elections 2020: Exhibition of Voters Register begins Today, September 18th

The Exhibition of the Provisional Voters Register begins tod ay, Friday, 18th to Friday, 25th October, 2020 at all 33,367 centers across the country.

This was disclosed by the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) Chairperson Mrs Jean Mensa, on Thursday at its “Let the Citizen Know” media briefing at its headoffice in Accra.

These centres according to her will be open from 0700hours to 1800hours each day to enable registered voters to verify their details including the correct spelling of their names, age, sex and voting centres.

Mrs Mensa therefore urged prospective voters to participate fully in the exercise because it was an important aspect of the election process.

“It has been observed that over the years, turnout for the exercise had always been low.”, she observed.

To this effect, “Prospective voters are hereby encouraged to check their details to ensure that all information captured are accurate in the register,” she emphasized.

The Commission she explained under Constitutional Instrument 91, is mandated to compile a voters’ register and display same for public inspection and correction.

And to fulfill this constitutional mandate, adequate materials had been dispatched nationwide and a total of 73,107 personnel, including exhibition officers and their deputies as well as other supporting officers had been recruited to undertake the exercise.

During the exercise, cases of minor corrections could be effected at the exhibition centres while prospective voters with major cases would be required to visit the district offices to get their cases resolved.

Touching on challenge of the registration of minors and non-nationals, she revealed that, the petitioner would be required to file a form and present evidence of the claim during the exhibition exercise.

Whiles “Cases of a damaged card, missing cards, the inclusion of omitted names, change of name, and age is considered major because one will have to present supporting details such as affidavits in the case of change of names to have it corrected,” she concluded.

Source: www.thenewindependentonline.com

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