- The EC has finally explained why it would refuse the existing voters' ID as a form of identification
- The EC filed the basis to the Supreme Court on Monday, June 8, 2020
- The EC said the existing Voters ID cards are legally and constitutionally doubtful
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The Electoral Commission has stated the reasons why it would refuse the existing voters' ID as a form of identification for the upcoming mass voters registration exercise.
The EC filed the basis at the Supreme Court on Monday, June 8, 2020.
In a report filed by the Graphic Online, the EC said anyone with the existent ID cannot be said to have met the constitutional requirement test of proving qualification.
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The EC also said the existing Voters' ID Cards are legally and constitutionally doubtful and cannot be used as the basis for meeting the constitutional qualification test.
Also, the use of the NHIS card to register was described as unconstitutional because it did not prove qualification.
Ghanaians have shared their thoughts on the legal basis provided by the EC.
Nhyiraba believes the EC has carefully used the law in its defense.
Prince said the basis raised by the EC is simply baseless and will suffer the legal defects.
Ayertey said if this is really their argument, then they have lost the case in advance.
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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Supreme Court asked the Electoral Commission to give legal reasons why the old voters' ID card was refused as a form of identification for the new voter's registration exercise.
The old voter's ID card which is known as legal or true identification has been refused as a form of identification in order to get a new voters' ID.
Per the orders of the court, the EC is expected to provide the legal basis for which the old voters' ID was refused by the EC.
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