New voters' register: 16.9 million persons registered to vote - EC claims

New voters' register: 16.9 million persons registered to vote - EC claims

- EC has revealed that a total of 16,963,306 persons have registered to vote

- Jean Mensa, revealed that they are provisional figures pending processes of deduplication and adjudication

- She, however, stated that she expects the figure to drop after these processes.

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The Electoral Commission (EC) has revealed that a total of 16,963,306 persons have registered to vote come December 2020 in the just ended voter registration exercise.

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa, revealed they are provisional figures pending processes of deduplication and adjudication.

Addressing pressmen at the commission earlier today, Wednesday, August 12, 2020, she stated that she expects the figure to drop after these processes.

New voters register: 16.9 million persons registered to vote - EC claims

Electoral Commission Chairperson, Jean Adukwei Mensa Source: UGC
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She said:

“The process of deduplication and adjudication, which are currently going will flag multiple registrations in the system."

Jean Mensa is confident the upcoming processes will help clean the register and ensure its integrity and credibility ahead of the 2020 election.

The Greater Accra Region had the most registered voters with 3,509,805 persons followed by the Ashanti Region with 3,013,856 persons. The Eastern Region had 1,628,108 persons and the Central Region recorded 1,566,061 persons.

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In other news, former president, John Dramani Mahama, has described the just ended 2020 voters' registration exercise as a successful one.

John Mahama and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) initially opposed the Electoral Commission’s (EC) decision to compile a new register for the 2020 polls.

However, in a Facebook Live interview, the NDC leader opined that the EC’s exercise met the expectations of the party.

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