LIMITED REGISTRATION COMMENCED IN OBUASI EAST

On Tuesday 12th September 2023, the Electoral Commission Commenced the 21- day exercise on limited Voter’s registration. This exercise would afford Ghanaians who have attained the age of 18 years since the last registration of 2020 and others who are more than 18 years but couldn’t register due to various reasons during the 2020 registration exercise.

 

The Electoral Commission District office was not left out in this exercise, The District Officer for Electoral Commission has confirmed to the Information Service Department in Obuasi East that the whole registration process has been successful as expected just that they had some technical challenges so they couldn’t started the exact time.

 

According to the District Electoral Officials they were able to register 78 voters and below is the breakdown.

 

Age Male Female
18-20 35 33
21-35 3 6
35-45 0 1

 

From the data received by the Information Service Department from the Commission on the first day of registration they registered 1 Person with disability and 7 pregnant women.

 

Awudzi Godfred a registered voter under this limited registration said “ I came around 1:00 am for my registration and the reason is that I know definitely there will be a lot of people around so I have to come earlier and I am with my card now”.

 

A registrant Alberta Boakye lamented what he described as “Underground protocol” where representatives from political parties brings people to join the queue which disrupt the process occasionally.

There was enough security presence at the District registration center of the Electoral Commission.

 

There are a lot of people who have come out to do their Voters  identification cards, and the District Electoral Commission Officers are ready to register all eligible persons who couldn’t register during the last registration exercise.

 

The exercise, however started on Tuesday, 12th September 2023 and it’s expected to end on Monday, 2nd October, 2023.