Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, vice president, has advised Ghanaians who are 18 years old or older but do not have voter ID cards to take advantage of the Electoral Commission’s restricted voter registration drive.
Today, the drill begins across the country’s 268 district offices.
Dr. Bawumia emphasized in a Facebook post that enrolling for an identity card is the first step in exercising one’s right to vote.
To secure their eligibility for the next 2024 elections, he urged active engagement in the process.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) and four other political parties have requested an injunction against the 21-day exercise, which would finish on October 2, 2023.
A lawsuit was filed on September 7 by the NDC, the CPP, the All People’s Congress (APC), the Liberal Party of Ghana, and the Great Consolidated Popular Party to contest the EC’s decision to restrict the voter registration process to its district offices.
They have stated that this choice might deny the right to vote to many eligible people, especially those who live in rural places, and are urging for a decentralized procedure.