30,000 names deleted from voters register -EC

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The Electoral Commission (EC) has deleted some 30,000 names from the voters register.

The affected persons are said to have engaged in multiple registrations or were challenged and not cleared by the various district review committees.

They have therefore been barred from taking part in the December 7 Elections and have further been barred from registering as voters for a period of time.

The Public Relations Officer of the EC, Sylvia Annor, made this known in a radio interview on Citi FM.

She said “The names of about 30,000 registered voters have been deleted or expunged from the provisional voters’ register because they are either on the exceptions lists or the multiple lists. The multiple list is made up of names of all those who engaged in double voting during the voter’s registration exercise.”

“The exceptions list is made up of registered voters who were found guilty by the district registration review committees at the various district levels. They were challenged probably because they were under 18 years, non Ghanaians, or gave wrong locations. During registration, we went offline, so we did not detect immediately,” she added.

She indicated that the list of affected persons would be provided at the various polling stations to prevent them from voting on December 7.

“The fact that you were able to sail through at the registration centre because the registration officers were not connected to the main system does not mean that you will sail through. They cannot register for some time. The lists will be made available at the polling stations. On election day there will be the main register, multiple lists, and exception lists. It will be better not to go to the centre if your name is expunged.”

Meanwhile, the EC has started the printing of ballot papers for the December 7 Elections.

Seven printing houses in Accra have been selected by the EC to spearhead the exercise.

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