Election 2016: 15.8m on Ghana's voters' register – EC

Mrs. Charlotte Osei

The Electoral Commission has hinted over 15 million people are eligible to vote come December 7, 2016.

The chairperson of the Electoral Management Body Mrs. Charlotte Osei has also served notice the final register of voters will be made available to all political parties by close of October.

According to her, no polling station would have over 850 voters in this year’s elections, adding this will help ease pressure on the verification and vote counting machines.

“The political parties by Friday will get a list of all the polling stations,” Mrs. Osei stated when she addressed the second general meeting of the Ashanti Regional House of Chiefs in Kumasi on Wednesday.

“All of them (political parties) who have brought their hard drives will have a list of the final voters’ register”.

She added: “The register has now been finalised; we have implemented all the decisions and we are in a good place and, so, they (political parties) will have the register at the end of this week. We will probably have an approximately 15,800,000 names thereabout on the register going into the elections.”

Three political parties are contesting the presidential race – National Democratic Congress (NDC), New Patriotic Party (NPP), Convention People’s Party (CPP) and an independent candidate Joseph Osei Yeboah.

The polls come off December 7.

Source: Ghana/starrfmonline.com/103.5FM

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