Ghana’s Electoral Commission has begun the nationwide mass registration exercise for the December 7 presidential and parliamentary election.
The exercise is being held in 33,367 registration centres across the country. The commission will be working with 44,000 staff and 5,000 technicians. About 8000 biometric registration kits are being deployed for the exercise.
The registration exercise was cleared to begin after the Supreme Court last Thursday ruled that the EC had the right to compile a new register. The Apex court also ruled out the existing voter’s registration exercise as proof of identity affirming the EC’s choice of passport and the National Identification card.
Meanwhile, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Jean Mensah says the commission takes decisions without fear or favour to any individual.
According to the EC chair, every decision the commission has made since the controversy over a new voter’s register is in the interest of Ghanaians.
“Our decisions and actions are taking without fear or favour or without recourse to any persons. I urge Ghanaians to move out and register. Let us join hands to ensure that every Ghanaian is able to register, and nobody will be left out,” Mrs Jean Mensah said at a press conference ahead of tomorrow’s registration exercise.