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How to Check Your Voter Registration Status in Ghana

by Victor Adetimilehin

If you are a Ghanaian citizen who wants to vote in the upcoming 2023 general elections, you need to make sure that your name is on the voter register and that your details are correct. The voter register is a list of eligible voters who have registered with the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana.

The EC has launched a voter register exhibition exercise from November 3 to November 7, 2023, to allow voters to verify their information and make any necessary corrections. The exercise is also meant to remove the names of deceased voters and prevent multiple registrations.

The voter register exhibition exercise is taking place at all 38,622 polling stations across the country. To check your voter registration status, you need to visit the polling station where you registered and present your voter ID card. You will then be able to see your name, photograph, age, gender, and other details on a provisional voters’ register.

If you find any errors or omissions in your information, you can request for a correction form from the exhibition officer and fill it out. You will also need to provide proof of your identity and eligibility, such as a birth certificate, a passport, a driver’s license, or a national identification card.

If you suspect that someone else has registered with your name or details, you can challenge their registration by filling out a challenge form and submitting it to the exhibition officer. You will need to provide evidence to support your claim, such as a copy of your voter ID card or a witness statement.

If you know someone who has passed away and whose name is still on the voter register, you can help the EC to clean the register by reporting their death. You will need to fill out a deletion form and provide a copy of the death certificate or a letter from the chief or head of family of the deceased.

The EC has urged all Ghanaians who registered to vote, especially those who enrolled during the limited registration period, to participate in the voter register exhibition exercise. The EC said that the exercise is crucial for ensuring a credible and transparent electoral process.

However, some Ghanaians have complained that they were not aware of the exercise or that they did not receive enough notice from the EC. They have called for an extension of the deadline and more public education on the importance and procedures of the exercise.

The EC has not yet responded to these requests, but it has assured the public that it has the financial and logistical resources to conduct the exercise smoothly and safely. The EC has also said that it is working closely with the security agencies and the political parties to ensure peace and order at the polling stations.

The voter register exhibition exercise is part of the EC’s preparations for the 2023 general elections, which are scheduled for December 7. The elections will determine the next president and parliament of Ghana, as well as the regional and district representatives.

The EC has said that it is committed to delivering free, fair, and peaceful elections that reflect the will of the people. The EC has also appealed to all stakeholders, including the media, the civil society, the religious groups, and the voters, to cooperate and support its efforts.

Source: Ghana Web

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