The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has admonished the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana from compiling Voter Registers from scratch heading ahead.
According to CODEO, to compile Voter Registers for subsequent elections, the EC is envisioned to work in partnership with the Countrywide Identification Authority (NIA) to build an built-in method for pinpointing present voters as well as for registering qualified men and women who transform 18 many years.
This selection was achieved at a Superior-Amount Post-Elections Stakeholders Evaluation Workshop to assess the carry out of Ghana’s 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
The workshop, which followed similar ones by CODEO in the past, took position from April 26 to 28, 2021 at the Aqua Safari Vacation resort in Ada in the Higher Accra Region.
Individuals at the workshop included leaders and reps from crucial election-linked establishments which includes the EC, the Nationwide Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), the Nationwide Peace Council (NPC), the Countrywide Media Fee (NMC), the Ghana Police Service, the Judiciary, some political parties – i.e. the Countrywide Democratic Congress (NDC), the New Patriotic Bash (NPP), the Conference People’s Celebration (CPP) and the Peoples’ National Conference (PNC), representatives from the media, Civil Culture Organizations (CSOs) and academia.
At the conclusion of the meeting, CODEO proposed that the NIA’s database be joined to that of the EC to make a harmonized system capable of replacing the procedure of compiling a new or confined voters’ sign-up from time to time.
In accordance to CODEO, it will prevent the need to have for a absolutely new Voters Sign up and make the course of action of registering new Voters a lot easier and much a lot quicker.
To make certain transparency and accountability, “the EC really should interact political get-togethers and other essential stakeholders together with CSOs each step of the way towards the harmonization of the EC and NIA devices.”
CODEO also urged the EC to “initiate the vital authorized procedures to amend polices on the registration of voters to back again the processes for the integration of the EC knowledge with the NIA in adherence to Report 45 of the 1992 Constitution.”