- The NDC is part of a lawsuit against the Electoral Commission over the conduct of the limited voter registration exercise
- The Liberal Party of Ghana, Convention People’s Party, All People’s Congress and the Great Consolidated Popular Party are part of the suit
- They have filed an application for an interlocutory injunction to restrain the EC from proceeding with the exercise
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) and four other political parties have sued the Electoral Commission over the restriction of the upcoming limited voter registration exercise to its district offices.
The NDC was joined by the Convention People’s Party, All People’s Congress, Liberal Party of Ghana and the Great Consolidated Popular Party.
The parties have filed an application for an interlocutory injunction to restrain the EC.
Mahama urges EC to expand limited voter registration exercise: “Access to a voter ID should be easy”
They are concerned that the format of the exercise will deprive eligible voters of their right to register to vote.
The NDC Legal Affairs Directorate had already threatened legal action against the Electoral Commission over the upcoming limited voter registration exercise.
Former President John Mahama had also joined the calls for the decentralisation in the limited voter registration exercise.
Voters' registration exercise to start September 12, 2023
The EC will hold a voters’ registration exercise targeted at individuals who have reached the voting age of 18.
This continuous voter registration will run from Tuesday, September 12, 2023, to Monday, October 2, 2023.
The registration will take place at all 268 district offices across the nation.
Addressing the press, the Electoral Commissioner, Jean Mensa, also noted that misplaced voter ID cards would be replaced at a fee of GH¢10.
Warning against rigging from NDC MP
Ablakwa held that such moves were dangerous and could spell doom for Ghana's democracy.
There were also concerns that EC wanted to compile a brand-new register.
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