The Electoral Commission (EC) is compelling all Ghanaians to join in on the voters’ exhibition exercise scheduled for the 18 to 25 September to verify that their details are accurate.
According to the EC, the exhibition was the last phase where citizens can correct their details and confirm that they are on the register as well as to provide the opportunity to remove unqualified persons from the register.
The Director of Electoral Services at the EC, Dr. Serebour Quaicoe, who made the call, urged Ghanaians to regard the exhibition as a serious issue as this was the last chance they would get to rectify their information before the December 7th polls.
Speaking at the national delegates’ conference and acclamation of the flag bearer of the National Democratic Party (NDP) in Accra last Saturday he stated that it was the responsibility of every voter to ensure that their details were accurate as this could prevent them from voting in the elections.
Voters register clean-up
Earlier reports by the EC showed that 16,963,306 people registered at the end of the biometric voter’s registration exercise which ended on August 9, this year, which exceeded the 15 million target of the EC.
After the exercise, a total of 37,762 applicants were challenged under varying reasons, including being foreigners or minors.
As part of processes to clean up the register, the EC carried out a de-duplication exercise and also constituted the Election Adjudication and the Vetting committees to help expunge the names of ineligible applicants and it was after the committees had completed their work that the exhibition could now be held.
He stressed that this exhibition was the final opportunity for voters to ensure that their details were accurate and also to question the validity of names on the register if they had the required evidence to boot.
“This is your last chance, all should come so the exhibition will give you a lifeline to effect those corrections,” he said.