About 9,600,000 Ghanaians out of the 16.9 million persons who registered as of the end of the voter registration exercise, used the Ghana card as a breeder docuemnt, the Electoral Commission (EC) has disclosed.

This figure represents 60.09%.

Also, 37.99% of voters registered through the guarantor system.

Additionally, 1.92% registered with their passports.

The EC disclosed these figures at a press conference in Accra on Wednesday, 12 August 2020.

The region with the highest number of persons who used the Ghana card is the Oti Region, where 79.1% of the registered population presented the Ghana card.

Oti is followed by the Eastern Region, where 78.5% of applicants presented the Ghana card.

The Western North Region came third with 76.9% of the registered population using the Ghana card.

Regarding the use of guarantors, the Bono East Region recorded the highest figure of 58.5%.

They are followed by the Bono Region and Ahafo Regions.

In both regions, 57.7% of the registered population used the guarantor system.

Meanwhile, the EC has described the overall exercise as successful.

Chairperson of the election management body, Jean Mensa, told journalists at a press conference in Accra on Wednesday, 12 August 2020 that the exercise was “inclusive, participatory, orderly and peaceful.”

At the end of the entire exercise on Sunday, 9 August 2020, exactly 16,932,492 persons had been registered as voters.

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