- EC begins pilot biometric registration exercise across the country today, March 12
- Ghana goes to the polls in November 7, to elect a president and parliamentarians
Ahead of the November general elections, the Electoral Commission (EC) has begun a nationwide pilot biometric voter registration exercise today.
The exercise will take place in some selected polling stations across the country.
According to the EC the exercise starts at 9:00am and ends at 4:00pm.
The EC in a statement signed by Deputy Chairman, Operations, Amadu Sulley, stated "The Electoral Commission has upgraded the Biometric Registration Kits (BVR Kits) for the impending limited voter registration and subsequent registration exercises."
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Also the statement has urged all political parties and prospective voters in the selected polling stations to participate in the exercise.
Below is table showing the selected polling stations.
The Electoral Commission of Ghana is the official body in Ghana responsible for all public elections. Made up of seven members, its independence is guaranteed by the 1992 Ghana constitution. The current commission was established by the Electoral Commission Act (Act 451) of 1993
The Commission is made up of seven members. The Chairman is Charlotte Osei, the first lady to occupy this position in Ghana. She was appointed by John Mahama, President of Ghana in consultation with the Council of State of Ghana in June 2015. There are two Deputy Chairmen. Sulley Amadu was appointed by John Atta Mills, then Ghanaian President following the retirement of David Kangah who had served in that capacity for 19 years. Georgina Opoku Amankwa was appointed by President John Mahama to replace Sarfo-Kantanka who had served for about 20 years. She is the first female Deputy Chairman of the Commission. There are four other members. Mrs. Paulina Adobea Dadzawa, an administrator and Ebenezer Aggrey Fynn, a Management Consultant were appointed by President Kufuor in consultation with the Council of State of Ghana in February 2004