The EC is insisting that the voters’ sign-up in its recent condition is not fit to be used for the December elections.
Some political get-togethers earlier rejected a desire to compile a new voters’ register, arguing that it should at the very least conduct an training to clean-up the doc by taking away names of persons considered ineligible to be on the roll.
But the EC went in advance to compile a new register and after the registration, it explained there are about 800,000 people on a quarantine listing.
Above 35,000 applicants ended up challenged for the duration of the registration training.
Some 16.9 million people have registered to vote but the Fee expects this figure to fall after the adjudication and duplication processes.
The EC claimed it has registered a complete of 16,663,699 voters as of Thursday, August 6, 2020.
The previous voters’ sign up experienced a complete of 16,845,420 registered voters.
The Fee had projected to sign-up 15 million qualified Ghanaians in the 38-working day mass registration exercising but exceeded that focus on after registering 16,663,669.
Historically, the registration physical exercise does not attract as major a turnout as the standard one particular does, the work out is extremely important for the reason that it will enable to start with-timers to sign up not only to take part in this year’s elections but long run elections as nicely.
A person of the electoral offenses is the inclusion of minors (voters fewer than 18 several years outdated) in the voter sign-up.
There is no denying the reality that the concern of minors on the sign up can generate pointless considerations and push the country to the brink of conflict and violence.
But the inquiries begging for solutions are who ought to be held liable for getting minors in the register? Certainly, how did these minors in the very first area get their names into the sign up and who are liable for this trouble?
It is really also an electoral offense that is the penchant of some political parties to carry nationals from neighbouring nations around the world to sign up in Ghana. Some registrants also want to have their names in the register of voters in much more than one particular polling station.
EC Chairperson Jean Mensa said ways have been taken to get rid of all illegal registrants in advance of the December polls.
The cleanse-up is to remove the names of minors and foreigners on the sign-up to assure trustworthiness in advance of the 2020 presidential and parliamentary polls.
The exercise is 1 of the vital functions the EC will be rolling out for the sleek carry out of the elections.