Politics of Monday, 9 September 2019
The Electoral Commission has on Monday disclosed that the exhibition of voters register will begin tomorrow, September 10 through to September 17, 2019.
The week-long programme is scheduled to take place in all the 3702 polling stations across the country.
Speaking at a press conference in Accra, Deputy Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Dr Bossman Asare said the exhibition exercise is the compilation of 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2019 voters registers.
Explaining reason for the exercise, Mr Asare said: “basically, the exhibition exercise is to allow for prospective voters verify if their details (names, age, sex, etc were properly captured during the registration exercise and make requests for amendments or insertions where necessary”.
Therefore, the public can troop in various exhibition centres from 7am to 6pm each day including Saturdays and Sundays to make these cross-checks.
He also urged the public to show keen interest in the exercise so the EC can update and produce a credible voters register for the upcoming District level elections.
However, a referendum is to be carried out to equally “allow political parties to participate in local level elections by sponsoring and campaigning for district level elections candidates”.
“Most people are of the view that the referendum is on the election of MMDCEs. The amendment of Article 243(1) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana will allow for the election of MMDCEs by citizens…this upcoming referendum is on to amend Article 55(3) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana to introduce a multi-party system of elections at the local level”.