Despite a request for an injunction made by several political parties, the Electoral Commission (EC) will begin the restricted voter registration activity today, September 12, 2023.
On Monday, October 2, the exercise is anticipated to be completed at all 268 of EC’s district offices around the country.
As a result, the EC has mandated that everyone who has reached the age of 18 since the previous registration process and who, for whatever reason, did not register in 2020, contact the district office where they currently reside with either their Ghana Card or their Ghana Passport.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) and four other political parties contend that the exercise at the district offices would disenfranchise many young voters, especially those who are in rural areas.
As a result, they have demanded that the procedure be decentralized.
Within a few days of the application’s submission, the Supreme Court was supposed to have set a hearing for it, but it has not yet done so.
John Dramani Mahama, a former president of Ghana, lashed out at the Apex Court on Monday for taking too long to schedule a hearing on a plea for an injunction.
While this is going on, the EC has issued a warning that attempting to register as a foreigner or a kid who isn’t at least 18 years old is illegal.
“Offenders and those who guarantee for them will be liable for prosecution. Additionally, guarantors who guarantee for more than the legally mandated number of ten (10) persons will be prosecuted,” the EC cautioned.