EC Ponders Daily Voter Registration Exercise

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The Electoral Commission (EC) is proposing daily registration, as a means of addressing the challenges it faced during the voters’ registration exercise two years ago.

The Commission is currently meeting with the media and interest groups in Accra to assess the 2012 voters register as well as the electoral process.
The Chairman of the EC, Dr Kwadwo Afari Gyan said that CI 72 mandates the Commission to register prospective voters on continuous basis.

To that effect he said, the EC would soon announce when the daily registration process would begin, but hinted it may be next year.

As part of the new proposals the EC says, if an applicant for registration is unable to provide a prescribed form of an identity card, two registered voters may be allowed to guarantee for the person before he or she will be registered.

But the General Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, is reported to have kicked against the new proposal.
He said the attestation procedure would not be entertained.

In his presentation, Deputy EC chair, Amadu Sulley outlined the legal framework, data gathering and challenges confronted when putting together the register.

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