Eligibility of over 18,000 challenged in registration exercise - EC

Eligibility of over 18,000 challenged in registration exercise - EC

About 18,986 people who registered in the just ended limited voters' registration exercise had their eligibility challenged nationwide on various grounds, the Electoral Commission has revealed.

Those who were challenged have had their voter identity cards retained by the officials of the EC at the various district offices across the country until the determination of their cases, TV3network.com reported on Wednesday.

The Ashanti Region recorded the highest number of people who were challenged with 5,084 cases while the Upper West had 246, the lowest number of cases, the report said.

The various District Registration Review Committees - made up of representatives of the various political parties, religious and traditional leaders as well as the security agencies and judges – have reportedly begun hearing the cases.

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The committees are to determine the eligibility of those who were challenged, and if found to be eligible, their voter’s identity cards released to them to enable them vote in the November 7 general elections, the report added.

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