Ghanaians blast Electoral Commission; say short code to verify voters ID is not working

Ghanaians blast Electoral Commission; say short code to verify voters ID is not working

- The Electoral commission has on Friday, September 18, begun the exhibition of the voters register

- A short code was also provided for people to verify their ID's in the comfort of their home

- Most Ghanaians are not happy as they claim the code provided is not working

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The Electoral Commission of Ghana has through various media outlets announced to Ghanaians that they can check and confirm their names on the new voters register using a short code.

The commission asked Ghanians to text their voter identification number to the short code 1422 across all networks at a charge of 0.30peseswas.

Ghanaians blast Electoral Commission; say short code to verify voters ID is not working

Ghanaians blast Electoral Commission; say short code to verify voters ID is not working Source: Facebook (Electoral Commission)
Source: Facebook

In a recent post the Electoral Commission shared on its Facebook page encouraging people to visit the various exhibition centres to cross check their names, Ghanaians did not mince words in putting the EC in their place over the failure of the SMS.

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Most comments on the post shared by the EC were in relation to the fact that the short code provided for verification was not working.

The comments below shows how unhappy some Ghanaians are with the whole process

Hajj Abu M. Salange had quite a lot to say.

Stop this populist advertisements and social media engagements and do the right things that are the main challenges as of now at the exhibition centers. People can't find their names and some unidentified pictures pasted on some peoples names. We citizens will stand up to you if you dare carry on these intentional partisan serving mistakes to the 7th December, 2020. Just take notice and do all the corrections.

Kaleem Ishaque said the he cannot travel to his station for just verification.

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The SMS 1422 is not giving any feedback. You better do something before it will be late. We are on vacation and I cannot travel to my station for just verification.

Christian Salvo called for the EC to fix the challenge.

I have texted my ID number to 1422 but still no feedback why?? Please fix it now

Confidence Atsu Nornam Nutornutsi had something to say on COVID-19

I haven't seen any of the #COVID-19 Ambassadors you people said you have recruited to be the polling stations I have visited so far. I have been to 9 polling station and only 2 peoples at each station.

Docta Afico Junior II was concerned about students.

Pls what are doing about the students ..... who registered at different places

Jacob Mills said his brother and father's names are not in the register.

My brother and father names are not in
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Missionary Mawuena complained of gender change when she verified.

Why have my gender change on the verification

Baabamu Negbane Rahim said without feedback, the service kept deducting his airtime.

No feed back for SMS.n they are deducting our airtime???

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In other news, the minority leader in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu, has revealed that out of the 55 seats the National Democratic Congress (NDC) lost in 2016, the party has already won 47.

According to him, the opposition NDC has identified all the loops that made them loose those seats and have worked towards it.

He made this known in an interview on TV3's morning show, the New Day on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.

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