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Voter registration: EC to publish names of persons who violated guarantor system

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The Electoral Commission (EC) has said again that it will take action against guarantors who violated the law by guaranteeing for more than ten applicants in the recently concluded restricted voter registration drive.

Despite without providing specific data, the EC stated that it believes certain guarantors violated the law.

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On Tuesday, the Deputy Commissioner in Charge of Operations, Samuel Tettey, told Ghanaians at the Let the Citizen Know series that the identities of the criminals will be published in national publications soon.

Mr Tettey stated that the commission is seeking guidance from the Attorney General on whether such individuals should be prosecuted.

“Guarantors who breached the law and perpetrated the act of guaranteeing for more than 10 applicants will not go unpunished,” he announced.

The guarantor technique allows a registered voter to guarantee for qualified voters who lack the necessary documentation.

They are not authorized to guarantee for more than ten people, according to the statutes controlling the voter registration procedure.

However, Mr Tettey has stated that, while it is in the Commission’s best interests to register all eligible voters, the Commission “will not sit aloof to let go of offenders who flout its laws.”

The EC began the restricted registration process on September 12 and will conclude on October 2, 2023.

 

 

 

 

 

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