EC to drag 24,000 Ghanaians involved in multiple registration to court

EC to drag 24,000 Ghanaians involved in multiple registration to court

- Electoral Commission (EC) has said it is currently investigating over 24,000 cases of multiple registrations in the just-ended limited registration exercise

- In all about 1.2 million people were registered, an increase in the EC’s projection of about 700,000

The Electoral Commission (EC) has disclosed that about 24,000 Ghanaians will face jail time or fines for engaging in multiple registrations.

This is according to the Director of Electoral Services at the Commission, Dr. Serebuor Quaicoe.

Speaking to Accra-based Citi FM, he said the EC discovered multiple registrations while auditing the limited voter registration exercise.

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According to him, all the persons involved will soon be arraigned before district courts to face the law.

When you appear, you will tell your story. If the magistrate is convinced that it was just a mistake, one of the names will be deleted and you will have your name restored,” Dr. Quaicoe said.

If he is not convinced, we will remove your name and the magistrate will also give you a sentence.

The EC is said to have registered about 1.2 million new voters during its limited voter registration exercise which ended in July.

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Dr. Quaicoe was, however, quick to add that some persons could be pardoned if the multiple registrations occurred at the same centre, as a result, of genuine mistakes.

But some of them registered at different centres with different registration details. These people were identified with the thumbprint and the system exposed them,” he stated.

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