The Takoradi magistrate court has fined fourteen voters who registered more than once a total of GH¢ 5, 544.
Western regional director of the EC, Stephen Opoku Mensah, has revealed that more than the 14 people have so far been identified for engaging in multiple registrations. Each of the 14, who were found guilty of the electoral offense by the Takoradi Magistrate Court on Wednesday, is required to pay GHC396 or in default, serve three months in prison.
According to the EC, over 75,000 voters have been identified nationwide for engaging in double or multiple registrations. Such persons are being given the chance to defend themselves in court.
The Constitutional Instrument (CI) governing public elections in Ghana (C.I.72) stipulates that registering as a voter more than once constitute an electoral offense for which the offender could be fined up to GHC6,000 or serve not more than two-year jail term or both.