New voters’ ID: EC registers 11.6m so far; 6.1m women, 5.5m men

New voters’ ID: EC registers 11.6m so far; 6.1m women, 5.5m men

- Over 11 million Ghanaians have registered for the new voter ID card in the ongoing exercise

- According to the EC, more women are registering in the exercise than men

- EC chairperson, Jean Mensa, said the number of first-time voters captured so far was encouraging

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According to the Electoral Commission (EC), 11,629,410 Ghanaians have registered in the ongoing voter registration exercise so far.

Per the data available, the EC said women are registering more than men with high enthusiasm among first-time voters.

In the announcement, the EC said, "To date, we have a total of 6,100,440 women as against 5,528,970 men who have registered."

New voters’ ID: EC registers 11.6m so far; 6.1m women, 5.5m men
Chairperson of the EC, Jean Mensa Source: Facebook/Jean Mensa
Source: UGC

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Chairperson of the EC, Jean Mensa, stated:

We’re happy to note that the registration process has been inclusive and has attracted a good number of persons with disabilities. At the end of the fourth phase, 46,237 persons with disabilities, successfully registered under the process. This represents 0.40 percent of the total number registered at the end of the fourth phase.

She observed that the numbers recorded by the EC in the registration exercise so far have been very encouraging and it is an indication of the unwavering interest that citizens have in who manages the reins of leadership in our dear country.

“We will ensure that going forward, priority is given to people with disabilities who visit our registration centres,” she promised.

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The Special Development Initiatives minister was arrested on Friday, July 24, 2020, and is being interrogated by the regional command.

Her arrest comes on the back of a misunderstanding at a voter registration centre in Kasoa on Monday, July 20, 2020 that led to the minister firing a gun.

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