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EC deletes 56,000 'NHIS voters'

By Jeffrey Owusu-Mensah
EC Chairperson, Charlotte Osei
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The over 56,000 contentious National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) registrants on the voters’ register have been deleted, the Electoral Commissions announced on Tuesday.

At an Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting, the EC disclosed it had carried out the directive from the apex court by “removing all the biometric data” of the 56,772 NHIS registrants from the electoral roll.

The Supreme Court ordered the Commission to strike out the NHIS registrations from the electoral roll following its judgment in the Abu Ramadan case.

The EC said the affected voters have an opportunity between July 18 and 28, 2016 to re-register.

According to the National Democratic Congress’ director of elections, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, the EC promised to provide all registered political parties with the names of the affected persons.

He also added that the EC will be publishing the over 56,000 names in national newspapers and at the various district EC offices for affected persons to have the opportunity to re-register ahead of the 2016 elections.