The country’s Electoral Commission (EC) will begin its registration exercise today[Friday]
The exercise, which will take place across 6,000 centers, will allow persons who could not register during the last exercise and those who turned 18 years after the last registration exercise.
[contextly_sidebar id=”qaR1f19UzJmrGVUo8vZaWoLgE92WYGJ7″]The EC says the move is in accordance with Regulation 9 (1) of the Public Elections (Registration of Voters) Regulations 2012, (C.I 72).
The Commission has advised eligible voters to register at EC offices across the country to carry along to the registration centre documents of proof such as a Ghanaian Passport, a driver’s license, a National Identification Card or an old voter ID Card.
In 2014, the voter registration exercise which was scheduled to begin on June 20 was postponed due to a lawsuit filed by PNC National Youth Organiser Abu Ramadan, and a lawyer, Kwasi Danso-Acheampong.
The two sued the EC over plans to accept the NHIS card as an acceptable identification card for registration.
The EC, in compliance with the Supreme Court’s ruling has therefore announced that it will not accept health insurance cards as a form of identification for the process.
By: Marian Efe Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana