EC to replace voter ID cards with wrong dates

EC to replace voter ID cards with wrong dates

The Electoral Commission has revealed in a statement that it ready to replace voter ID cards that were captured with the wrong dates.

EC to replace voter ID cards with wrong dates

One voter ID card showing the wrong date

In a statement released on Friday, the Electoral Commission explained the error was caused by operators handling the registration machines.

EC to replace voter ID cards with wrong dates

The statement by the EC on replacement

The statement noted that the wrong dates detected on voter ID cards issued to new voters are not as widespread as has been suggested on social media as the errors were detected in only two registration centers in the Ashanti region out of 3,500 centers nationwide.

According to the Commission, the anomaly affected only 31 voters and has since been rectified.

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The limited voter registration exercise began on Thursday  April  28, 2016 but  some pictures of ID cards displaying the date 27 April 2016 triggered backlash on social media.

The Electoral Commission has faced criticism after it replaced the 24-year old logo with a new one as part of a re-branding strategy.

 

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