The Electoral Commission (EC) Chairperson, Jean Adukwei Mensa, has stated that the limited voter registration exercise has continued smoothly.
She added that the commission is entirely satisfied with the progress of the registration thus far.
Mrs Mensa revealed this information on Monday, September 18, 2023 after a week of the registration process.
Although there were some glitches at the beginning of the process, she said her team was quick to rectify these issues to allow for an undisturbed and seamless process.
Weekends have now been added to see electoral officers registering first-time voters at the EC’s district offices.
However, some political parties and civil society organizations have been resisting the exercise, claiming that it is likely to prevent many Ghanaians from voting as many might not be able to travel to the district offices. Instead, they have called for the registration exercise to be conducted closer to their communities.
On the other hand, the EC Chair assured that electoral officials are working diligently to ensure eligible Ghanaians are registered with minimal challenges, and that it’s important to the EC to avoid disenfranchising anybody.
The voter registration process began last week Tuesday, September 12, and is scheduled to end on Monday, October 2.
By Vincent Kubi