June 13, 2024

Dr. Gabriel Dei Yeboah Bono, East Regional Director of Electoral Commission has revealed that his office has so far registered over 27, 000 new voters since the commencement of the exercise.

According to him, the Bono East Regional Electoral Commission on the average registered over 1,300 new voters.

“As we speak, we have registered more than 27,000 into the voters register so on the average, we have been registering over 1,300 people daily.”

Dr. Gabriel Dei Yeboah, says “the commitment of our staff and that of the voters is very encouraging, people are still coming to our various offices in their numbers to get registered and this is very encouraging.

“We hope to get a lot more people on the voters register hence the decision by the Commission to extend the deadline.

He made this revelation in an interview on Classic FM which was keenly monitored by Elvisanokyenews.com.

Dr. Dei Yeboah expressed optimism that his office will register over 3,000 new voters within the 2 days extended period.

“As I said earlier, we register 1,300 new voters per day and looking at how people were coming to our office during the last 2 days, I can say we may register additional 3,000 or more new voters within the extended time.

Meanwhile, The Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) has outlined modalities for the 2024 special voting exercise slotted for December 2, 2924.

According to the EC, “All applicants for special voting should apply directly to the Returning Officer of the constituency where the applicant is a registered voter. Members from institutions who desire to apply as a group may submit the list of their offices to the Returning Offices to serve as a register to facilitate the process. The list must contain the names of each applicant, the voter’s ID card, the Poling Station code as it appears on the voter’s ID card of each applicants”

“These particulars will enable the Returning Officer, verify if the applicant is a registered voter in the constituency. Please note that all applicants must apply in person to the Returning Officer. Applicants who have misplaced their voter’s ID cards should replace their cards during the exercise to replace the lost ID cards to enable them to state the correct particulars for their application. It is important to emphasize that any person registering out of the group that we have mentioned.” The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensah said during a press conference.

“Namely: The Ghana Police Service, the Immigration Service, the Ghana Armed Forces, the Customs, the Prisons, the media, should have a letter from their institutions to back their application unless if it is a group and the list is emilating from institution, of course that list should be backed by a former letter indicating that they indeed belong to that institution. This will prevent impersonation.” She added.

Source: Elvisanokyenews.com