EC to delete names of NHIS registrants from register

EC to delete names of NHIS registrants from register

Ghana’s  Electoral Commission (EC) has announced that it is preparing to delete the names of over 56,772 from the voters register as directed by the Supreme Court.

The move follows a directive by the Supreme Court that the EC should remove from the voters list, all persons who used the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) card as proof of Ghanaian citizenship during the registration in 2012.

The EC during a meeting with political parties and other stakeholders noted that it will also publish he names of the affected persons in the newspapers and will also provide the various political parties with the names of the affected persons on Wednesday.

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Meanwhile the affected persons will also be given the opportunity to re-register during the exhibition of the voters register.

The EC plans to exhibit the voters register from Monday July 18 through to Sunday August 7.

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In all the Electoral Commission expects about 14,031,793 people who are eligible to vote in this year’s elections.

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