Election 2020: 9.8m people have registered for voter’s ID so far – EC

Election 2020: 9.8m people have registered for voter’s ID so far – EC

- A total of 9,860,164 applicants had been registered by the Electoral Commission as of Monday, July 20, 2020

- According to the EC, this represents 65.7% of the projected registrable figure of 15,000,000

- Ghanaians will go to the poll to elect a president and parliamentarians on December 7

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The Electoral Commission has disclosed that at least 9,860,164 persons have since been registered in the ongoing voter registration exercise as of July 20, 2020.

The number, according to the EC, represents 65.7 percent of the projected 15 million of registrable voters.

The Deputy Chairman in Charge of Operations at the EC, Mr. Samuel Tettey, made this known at the sixth edition of the Let The Citizen Know series in Accra

Election 2020: 9.8m people have registered for voter’s ID so far – EC
People registering for their voter ID's in Ghana. Source: Classfmonline.com
Source: UGC

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Mr. Tettey said the deployment of more Kits to the registration centres, increase in the number of mobile teams and back-ups and immediate replacement of faulty Kits had resulted in the relative increase of persons registered in the third phase of the exercise.

Mr. Tettey noted that the Greater Accra region was leading with 2,128,515 representing 21.6 percent followed by the Ashanti region with 1,773,601 translating into 18 percent and the Eastern region with 935,296 representing 9.5 and the Central region 916,848 representing 9.3 percent.

Others are Ahafo 187,995 representing 1.9 percent, Bono 293,284 translating into 4.0 percent, Bono East, 394,425 representing four percent and Northern, 584,858 representing 5.9 percent.

The rest are North East, 161,908 representing 1.6 percent, Oti, 195,552 representing two percent and Savannah, 168,885, which translates into 1.7 percent, Upper East, 342,297 representing 1.6 percent, Upper West, 262,220 representing 2.7 percent, Volta, 587,137 representing six, Western, 618,217representing 6.3 and Western North, 263,543, which translates into 2.7 percent.

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has once again predicted who the winner of Ghana’s December polls will be.

According to the EIU’s July report which forecasts closed in June, majority of Ghanaians still will vote for President Nana Akufo-Addo for a second term in the presidential elections.

The report further noted that Ghanaians still do not trust the NDC flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama.

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