Parliament gives EC go-ahead to use Ghana Card, Passport for identification for new register

Parliament gives EC go-ahead to use Ghana Card, Passport for identification for new register

- Parliament has given the EC the go-ahead to use the Ghana Card and Passport for identification

- This vote also goes to say the existing voters' ID will not be valid as a means of identification for the new register

- Persons who have already been captured on the new voters' register can guarantee for others

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Ghana's Parliament has to come to an agreement to allow the Electoral Commission use the Ghana Card and Passports as the means of identification for the new voters roll.

In a 102 against a 96 decision in favor of the amendment of the Constitutional Instrument, the EC has been given the go-ahead to begin the compilation of the voters; register on June 30.

This vote also goes to say the existing voters' ID will not be valid and allowed as a means of identification to register for the new voters' register.

New register: Parliament gives EC green light to use Ghana Card, Passport for identification

Ghanaian Parliament Source: UGC
Source: UGC

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Persons who have already been captured on the new voters' register can guarantee for others aside, the EC accepting the Ghana card and passports as means of identification.

“ A person who applies for registration as a voter shall provide as evidence of identification one of the following: a passport, a national identification card, or one voter registration identification guarantee form as set out in Form one of the schedule that has been completed and signed by two registered voters.”

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Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Electoral Commission had finally 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.

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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