Electoral Commission starts limited voter registration exercise today

The Electoral Commission will today, Tuesday, 7th May 2024, start the limited voter registration exercise for first-time voters and those who are more than 18 years but could not register the last time around.

The exercise will end on May 27, 2024 is expected to register approximately 623,000 first-time voters across the country.

“The registration will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. And that gives us the figure of 623,000 that we have put there. That is not to say that we cannot go beyond that. We did mention that in 2023, we projected 700,000 people to visit our registration centres,” the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensah said.

She added that the Commission has put in place measures to ensure uninterrupted exercise including the renting of generators for all district offices in case of power outages.

Jean Mensah further explained that should the generators fail to work, its offices will switch to an “offline” mode, where voters will be registered manually, and their details will be stored on a pen drive.

“We are trying hard to, we’ve made arrangements to ensure that we don’t have challenges because of dumsor. What we’ve done is to have all our district offices rent generators so that in the event where there’s dumsor, that can kick in.

“However, should there be the unexpected, we would switch on to the offline and by offline it means the voters will be registered and their details will be put on a pen drive that will be copied in our offices when the light returns, so the registration will not be disrupted.”

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