Political Parties to Receive Final Voters Register on Friday

The chairperson of the Electoral Commission, madam Charlotte Osei says all political parties would receive the final voters register on Friday with about 41 days to the general elections. According to the EC chair, all political parties have been pre-informed about the readiness of the register and asked the party’s to report to the offices of the EC with external drives to be given soft copies of the register.

She was addressing stakeholders and some senior statements when she paid a courtesy call on the Asantehene, Otumfour Osie Tutu II and addressed the Ashanti regional house of chief. She said “the register has now been finalized; we’ve implemented all the decisions and we are in a good place and so the political parties will have the register at the end of this week. We will probably have an approximately 15,800 names there about on the register going into the elections.”

She further indicated that “special provisions have been made for persons who may have difficulties verifying themselves with the biometric devices. The list of polling stations would also be on our website because we want to have high level of transparency.”

On issues of security and how the Electoral Commission is collaborating with the security agencies, the EC chairperson indicated that there’s a good partnership between them and all the necessary agencies adding that “we have shared these lists of all polling stations with the security agencies ahead of time.” Ghana goes to the polls on December 7 and the EC has given all assurances that it is in good standing to organize a credible, peaceful and fair election.


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