Despite pressure from political parties and civil society groups for the the Electoral Commission (EC) to validate the voters register, the Commission will only use exhibition of the register to clean up the voters’ register ahead of the November 7 polls.
According to the Acting Director of Human Resources of the EC, Samuel Boadu, the Commission is only mandated by law to exhibit the register as part of the process to clean it up.
“As enshrined in the CI 91 that we use, we can’t get a new register. We use exihibition to clean up the register in Ghana, let us all get on board to clean the register so that we can get a credible register this year,” he explained.
Mr. Boadu added that the Commission will send the registers to their respective polling stations so that all corrections that need to be done will be done.
“In Ghana, we have adopted the exhibition process to clean the register. We will register people who are eighteen years and above and other legible Ghanaians who qualify. When we finish with that, then we will send the provisional register to all polling stations in the country, then with a date that is gazetted, Ghanaians will be called upon to come and check their voter information, as it appeared on their voter ID card.”
He therefore pleaded for Ghanaians to participate in the process in order for the register to be cleaned ahead of the polls in November
“When we do exhibitions, people do not turn up but we want to admonish Ghanaians that this time round, the exhibition is a very important one so they should turn up, participate and help clean the register", he said, according to citifmonline reported.